Mark and Charlie's Blog
Fired for being gay: church pantry worker sues Kansas City Diocese
For Colleen Simon, of Kansas City, Missouri, there's something about the month of May that brings dramatic change.
In May 2012, she wed the love of her life, Donna, in Iowa. It was also at that time she learned her cancer was in remission. The following May, she applied for – and later accepted – her dream job, a position that entailed running a food pantry at St Francis Xavier, a Roman Catholic church.
And this year, on 9 May, Simon was asked to resign from that job after her marriage to a local Lutheran reverend, Donna Simon, was noted in a magazine article.