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L.A. students deliver 45,000+ signatures supporting ousted gay Catholic school teacher

Current and former students of St. Lucy’s Priory High School delivered more than 45,000 petition signatures from a popular Change.org campaign asking the Los Angeles-area Catholic school to reinstate ousted gay teacher Ken Bencomo.

Hundreds of students and supporters gathered outside of St. Lucy’s to rally for Bencomo, who had taught at St. Lucy’s for 17 years before being fired last month after pictures of his same-sex wedding appeared in a local newspaper. One of the lead organizers of the event, Brittany Littleton, started the Change.org petition demanding that Bencomo be reinstated.

“Today we’re gathering as current and former students of St. Lucy’s, with the support of more than 45,000 people around the country, demanding that one of the best teachers to ever work at St. Lucy’s be given his job back,” said Littleton.

“We’re not going to rest until Mr. Bencomo has his job back,” Littleton said. “He gave so much to us as a teacher. Now it’s time for his students to give back and make sure the whole country knows how great of a teacher he is, and how much he deserves to have his job back.”

Article adapted by Proud Parenting from original press release