Charlotte Diocese retains ‘Hobby Lobby’ lawyers to appeal ruling in firing of gay teacher
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Catholic leaders in Charlotte have appealed a federal judge’s decision that they violated federal law when they fired a gay substitute teacher after he put his same-sex wedding plans on Facebook. The Diocese of Charlotte will rely on one of the country’s leading religious liberty law firms to argue the case before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The name of the Becket Fund is not yet found on any filings in the Charlotte case. But Becket —motto: “Religious Liberty for All” — has added Lonnie Billard v. Catholic Diocese of Charlotte to its online portfolio, which already ...