Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

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Monday, August 5, 2013

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

The petition to reinstate the teacher at the school garnered nearly 10,000 signatures by Thursday afternoon.

Ken Bencomo, 45, of Rancho Cucamonga was fired from his teaching position at St. Lucy’s Priory High School days after he married his partner of 10 years.

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