Gay priest suspended after supporting fired school employee in N.J.

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HOBOKEN, N.J. — A gay priest in New Jersey has been suspended after his continued support of gay groups and a woman fired from a Catholic high school for marrying her partner.

The Rev. Warren Hall came out last year after he was fired as a chaplain at Seton Hall University after posting support online for a group that promotes marriage equality.

He was later appointed to a parish in Hoboken, but Hall says Newark Archbishop John Myers suspended him Wednesday.

Kate Drumgoole, the former dean at Paramus Catholic High School, is suing for discrimination. The school is fighting the lawsuit and says its employees must abide by the tenets of the Catholic faith.

Newark Archdiocese spokesman James Goodness says priests promise to support church teachings.