Protest planned against archdiocese teacher contract

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A group of Cincinnati Catholics, parents of students at Catholic schools and others will protest Tuesday a new contract that Archdiocese of Cincinnati is requiring its teachers to sign.

The Associated Press reported earlier this month that gay relationships, abortions, artificial insemination are some of the actions that the archdiocese is specifically banning in its teacher contract for next year.

The protest starts at 3:30 p.m. at Fountain Square and will conclude at the archdiocese's offices at 100 E. Eighth St. That's when those who are against the contract say they will deliver petitions signed by more than 24,000 people.

"First, the proposed teacher-minister contract which says that it is between the schools and the teachers, and not with the archdiocese or archbishop, appears to expose the school principals, who sign it for the schools, to personal liability," said Tim Garry Jr., a local attorney.

"Second, many of the contract's key terms are not defined in any way, among its many other problems."

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