Thursday, 03 September 2015 17:08

St. Mary's Academy In Portland, Oregon Changed Its Policy Not To Discriminate Against LGBT People Again

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St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic secondary school in Portland, Oregon, who had been the object of a revolt after refusing to hire a woman for a position of Councillor because she is a lesbian. We are now delighted to learn that the leaders of this school were called their policy into question and changed it to stop discriminating against LGBT people.

In an announcement, St. Mary's Academy President Christina Friedhoff and the board of directors said: «The board of St. Mary's Academy voted unanimously to support the administration's recommendation to amend and broaden St. Mary's policy on equal employment, bringing our employment policies in line with our mission and beliefs.

«Effective immediately, St. Mary's has added sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy. St. Mary's is a diverse community that welcomes and includes gay and lesbian students, faculty, alumnae, parents and friends, including those that are married. We are still deeply committed to our Catholic identity.»