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January 22, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Parent group wants Eastside Catholic to reinstate fired vice principal

A parent group at Eastside Catholic School is collecting signatures for a petition they hope to submit to the school’s board of trustees asking that they reinstate Mark Zmuda. Eastside’s president, Sister Mary Tracy, fired Zmuda in December after officials learned he had married his gay partner in violation of the contract he signed when he…

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0 Comments | More in Education, General news, Homepage | Topics: Corey Sinser, Eastside Catholic School, Mark Zmuda

January 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Archdiocese makes first comments on Eastside Catholic firing

The Seattle Archdiocese today made its first public comments about the former Eastside Catholic vice principal who was terminated in December after school officials learned he had married his gay partner. Spokesman Greg Magnoni said the archdiocese would “take into consideration” the nearly 21,000 petition signatures of people from around the world who are asking Seattle…

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0 Comments | Topics: Eastside Catholic School, Roman Catholic Church, same-sex marriage

January 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Supporters of fired vice principal to deliver signatures to archbishop

A coalition of Eastside Catholic school students, alumni and area Catholic leaders on Wednesday will deliver nearly 20,000 petition signatures to Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, protesting the dismissal last month of the school’s gay vice principal for marrying his male partner. The school said Mark Zmuda was terminated for violating the teachings of the…

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0 Comments | Topics: Eastside Catholic, employment, Roman Catholic Church

January 5, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Gay vice principal Mark Zmuda said he was fired, offered option of divorce

The vice principal of Eastside Catholic school, who was fired last month after school officials learned he had married his male partner, said in a newly released video that he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce. Mark Zmuda, 38, a well-liked swim coach and vice principal of Eastside’s middle and…

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0 Comments | Topics: Catrina Crittenden, Eastside Catholic, Mark Zmuda