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Yes, you can fire someone for breach of contract.

Three years ago I wrote this post.

Today, courtesy of Don Surber’s blog, I read that the lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis was thrown out by, as Mr. Surber puts it, a “Clinton judge who read the Constitution.”

The story is here, but here is the core finding:

Judge Richard Young of the Southern District of Indiana on Aug. 11 ruled that the former Roncalli Catholic High School counselor, Lynn Starkey, qualified as a minister of religion; thus, the archdiocese and school were exempt from federal workplace discrimination prohibitions, regarding her termination of employment.

I said this was a slippery slope case from the beginning, and I wasn’t wrong; but the judge decided it was time to stop the sliding and apply some common sense.  Good for him, and good for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  Now maybe they can resolve the rest of the same-sex-marriage breach of contract cases that popped up after this one.