Billard v. Charlotte Catholic High School


This case pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit involves a Catholic high school that fired a substitute drama teacher because he entered into a same-sex relationship and publicly advocated against the Catholic Church’s teachings on gay marriage. The trial court held that the school had unlawfully discriminated against the teacher under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Our brief asks the Fourth Circuit to hold that the school is immune to suit under Title VII’s exemption for religious institutions.

RFI position: The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals should hold that the school is immune to suit under Title VII’s exemption for religious institutions.

Read the amicus brief here.