Indiana court says LGBTQ case can go to trial

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) — An Indiana appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed.

An appeals court panel ruled unanimously Tuesday that a Marion County court erred in dismissing Joshua Payne-Elliott`s lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Star reports the ruling sends the case back to the lower court.

Payne-Elliott was fired from his teaching position at Cathedral High School in June 2019 after the archdiocese ordered all Catholic schools under its purview to enforce a morality clause barring employees from same-sex marriages.

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