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Gay teacher fired from Mo. Catholic school weds in NYC

Gay teacher fired from Mo. Catholic school weds in NYC

March 10th, 2012 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - A gay teacher fired from a Roman Catholic school outside St. Louis after church officials learned he was planning to get married has tied the knot in a ceremony in New York.

Al Fischer lost his job in February after an official with the Archdiocese of St. Louis overheard him telling co-workers about his plans to wed his partner of 20 years. He had been a music teacher at the St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy, Mo.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/A1twTK) that Fischer and his partner, Charlie Robin, were married in a ceremony in front of a fountain in Central Park.

New York legalized same-sex marriage last year. Missouri still doesn't allow it.

The archdiocese said Friday that Fischer was publicly demonstrating a life inconsistent with Catholic teaching.