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Court backs teacher firing over cohabitation

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An Orange County appeals court is backing a Tustin church's decision to fire an unmarried preschool teacher who lives with her boyfriend and their child.

The Orange County Register reports that Sara Henry filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the Red Hill Lutheran Church after she was fired in May 2009.

The court ruled that Henry violated the church's rules by carrying on a sexual relationship while unmarried.