Five years ago, Erin and Marianne Krupa chose to start a family. They moved to Montclair, N. Erin Krupa remembered her fertility doctor looking her in the eye and promising to help her become pregnant. But there were complications. At an appointment with her doctor in , Ms. Krupa, then 33, learned that she had benign cysts on her uterus and Stage 3 endometriosis, in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside.
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The division ruled that the action violated the public accommodation provisions of the state's law against discrimination. According to the Associated Press, the ruling does not end the case and an administrative law judge still must decide on a remedy for the parties. New Jersey law prohibits discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation. The privately owned campground, which is operated by United Methodists, points to The United Methodist Church's official disapproval of same-sex unions.
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She was a longtime employee and graduated from the school herself. Particularly troubling is the manner by which those photos became public. The lawsuit may hinge upon whether the Catholic school is exempted from state non-discrimination law because it is a religious institution. Christopher Westrick, a lawyer for Paramus Catholic, argued for such an exemption in court. But her role became more administrative after promotions in and , such as running department meetings and organizing award ceremonies.
Kate Drumgoole was a guidance counselor and coach at Paramus Catholic High School when she was fired in January over her marriage to Jaclyn Vanore, background. Vail; and the Archdiocese of Newark, led by Archbishop John Myers, violated anti-discrimination laws and intentionally inflicted emotional distress. In court papers, the lawyer argues Drumgoogle was dismissed for failing to abide by the tenets of the faith when she entered into a same-sex marriage, and not because of her sexual orientation.