Judge Dismisses Discrimination Suit Against Va. Catholic Home

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the former administrator of a Catholic assisted living facility who said he was fired for his sexual orientation.

The judge dismissed the suit Monday after the plaintiff, John Murphy, made a motion to do so.

Murphy served as executive director of the Saint Francis Home in Richmond for about a week before he says two Catholic Diocese of Richmond officials told him he was fired because his same-sex marriage goes against church doctrine.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2daKH5J ) that Murphy’s request said both parties reached an agreement and that “all matters in controversy have been fully and finally resolved.” No further details on the agreement were provided.

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