Friday, November 14, 2008

Prop 8 Fallout

Lesbian mom asked to quit PTA over Prop. 8
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 11/13/2008 06:38:04 PM PST

FRESNO, Calif.—A lesbian mother in Fresno says she was forced to resign from her position as president of the parent-teacher association at her son's Catholic school after she spoke out against banning gay marriage.

Robin McGehee, who enrolled her son Sebastian at St. Helens Catholic School, says she went to a vigil for the "No on Proposition 8" campaign last Thursday. After that, a priest from the Diocese of Fresno told her to step down because she had gone against church teachings.

The PTA's vice president, Tiffany Rodriquez, confirmed that McGehee was removed. Rodriquez herself resigned in protest of her removal.

The school directed inquiries to Rick Sexton of the Office of Catholic Education, who said he couldn't discuss the issue due to privacy concerns.


Robin said...

Thank you for posting my story - I hope it serves as evidence of the human casualty from such a hateful proposition.

Dennis Loo said...

Robin: You are so welcome! Thanks for writing and for doing what you do.