Same-sex marriage may be grounds for firing in Massachusetts Church

.- The Catholic Church in Massachusetts has discussed firing homosexual employees who marry their same-sex partners, said Daniel Avila of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference yesterday. The associate director for policy and research told Reuters that, "The Church has long had a position that the people working on its behalf need to display conduct consistent with the beliefs of the Church."

Avila said the Church has the right to act according to its beliefs and consistent with its practices. He does not know of any homosexuals who have been fired by the Church for having married a same-sex partner.

The Massachusetts Catholic Conference formulates public policy for the state's four bishops.


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