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Lawmakers urge S.F. archbishop to withdraw teacher morality clauses
Lawmakers urge S.F. archbishop to withdraw teacher morality clauses

Eight state lawmakers on Tuesday urged San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to withdraw the "morality clauses" he unveiled this month in a handbook for high school teachers, and to reverse his intention to redefine teachers as "ministers" in their employment contracts. The letter to Cordileone from five members of the Assembly and three state senators said the new conditions for employment at four high schools run by the archdiocese "conflict with settled areas of law and foment a discriminatory environment in the communities we serve." Cordileone has spurred protests with his addition to the handbook --  which guides the nearly 500...

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