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[UPDATE] Lisle school offers job to lacrosse coach in same-sex marriage
2021-09-21

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The administration at Lisle's Benet Academy, a west suburban Catholic school, has reversed course and offered a job to a woman in a same-sex marriage after initially rescinding the offer, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Students and alumni urged the administration at Benet to reinstate girls' lacrosse coach Amanda Kammes. There were an online petition, signed by thousands of people, and a Sept. 20 protest, The Chicago Sun-Times noted.

The school said in a statement that Kammes has accepted the offer.

Kammes was initially offered the head coaching position recently, according to assistant coach Colleen Savell, who spoke to Kammes about the situation. However, after Kammes listed her wife as an emergency contact on a school form, the offer was allegedly rescinded, Savell said.

"Benet academy respects the dignity of all human beings to follow their conscience and to live lives of their choosing," Jamie Moss, a Benet spokeswoman, had originally stated in an email to Benet families. "Likewise, as a Catholic school, we employ individuals whose lives manifest the essential teachings of the Church in order to provide the education and faith formation of the young people entrusted to our care."


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