Teacher fired after posting her same-sex wedding pictures online

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Principal Carlota Morales called Morffi's dismissal a "difficult" yet "necessary" decision in a letter sent home to parents of Sts.

"Today a hard and necessary decision has been made regarding Ms. Jocelyn Morffi, our first grade teacher".

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Miami told WPLG Morffi "broke the contract she signed when she began teaching at a Catholic school". The parents called her a "great teacher" and said they were aware that she is openly gay and that it made no difference.

In an Instagram post, Morffi stated, "In their eyes I'm not the correct sort of Catholic for my decision in partner".

According to a report in the Miami Herald, Morfii, after being let go, said in a statement: "This weekend I married the love of my life and unfortunately I was terminated from my job as a result". "Our only concern was the way she was with our children", she said, "the way she taught our children, and this woman by far was one of the best teachers out there".

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Almost a dozen parents with children who had been in Mrs Morffi's class fronted the school to protest the firing, many calling her a "great teacher", adding they were aware she was gay.

Florida does not have a statewide law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The school did not comment on the matter but did confirm that the teacher had been fired.

'One has to understand that in any corporation, institution or organization there are policies and procedures and teachings and traditions that are adhered to. "If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice", Agosta said. But a Miami-Dade County ordinance does exempt religious institutions from certain provisions. It says the decision to fire her was hard, but necessary.

Tony Lima, executive director of the South Florida LGBT rights group SAVE, was outraged by Morffi's firing. She was not given a reason for the termination, Reyes-Gutierrez said.

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Cynthia Cini, the mother of a student. said: "You know, to be a Catholic, you're taught to be forgiving".

Morffi is being represented by Miami attorney Erica Canas, and they are in the process of discussing the next legal steps.

Meanwhile, parents at Sts.

Her sacking came just days after she married her girlfriend and posted pictures of the ceremony to Facebook.

One parent of an understudy instructed by Morffi told the daily paper that guardians were incensed. She never forces her own convictions on others.

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'This is really bad, ' said Simon. "It can't be that in 2018.they still do this type of thing".

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