According to the Miami Herald, Jocelyn Morffi was sacked from her job at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami, where she had worked for seven years, days after she married Natasha Hass.
"This weekend, I married the love of my life and, unfortunately, I was terminated from my job as a result", she said. "In their eyes I'm not the right kind of Catholic for my choice in partner".
Parents received news of her termination in a letter from the school, which read in part, "Today a hard and necessary decision has been made regarding Ms. Jocelyn Morffi, our first grade teacher".
"They're crucifying this teacher for her sexual preference", said parent Cintia Cini.
Another parent, Ricardo Oviedo, told WPLG: "What she does at home, that's none of our concern". 'The way they handled this was just unbelievable'. "In the contract are policies, procedures, teaching and the traditions of the Catholic church", said a statement issued by the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, according to Miami's CBS affiliate.
According to the report, the principal of the school spoke to each of the parents individually but did not reveal the reason for the firing.
A group of approximately 20 parents convened on the school's campus and demanded an explanation from the principal, on Friday.
"We were extremely livid". "They treated her like a criminal, they didn't even let her get her things out of her classroom".
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A popular first-grade teacher in Miami has been fired for posting pictures on social media of her marriage to her life partner, who is another woman, parents of students in her class said. Her contract contained a moral turpitude clause.
Morffi worked at the school for seven years and started and ran a volunteer program called #teachHope70x7, where students distribute meals to the homeless on weekends.
On Friday, dozens of parents came out to protest the school's decision. She just does everything in love.
Morffi declined to do as such, and she was let go the following day.
After judges in Florida lifted the states ban on same-sex marriage in 2015, Archbishop Thomas Wenski sent a memo to employees reminding them of the Archdiocese of Miamis policy.
Diocesan officials, however, stood by their decision to fire Morffi, and said that it was a matter of policy and church teaching that was well-known and long upheld and that Morffi's actions left the school with no choice.
'This teacher in particular has made such a contribution to the school. She never forces her own convictions on others.