So, I'm playing with some plot ideas in my WIP, now that it's been workshopped once. Everyone at my workshop suggested, and I agreed, that in order to make my stakes stronger and give the character realistic struggles, he should teach at a Catholic school. He's gay and I'm looking for experiences with being gay, teaching in a Catholic school.
I've done some Googling and I know there are at least two schools in the Midwest that fire teachers for being in an LGBTQ relationship. But does anyone have personal experience or have the wording in the contract about this? Are other teachers also under special rules (i.e. don't get divorced, don't get pregnant out of wedlock, etc.). I grew up Roman Catholic so I know about that part of things, but I'm not a teacher and my SO teaches in a public school.
I'm planning to have him finally decide to be openly in a relationship and then get canned...how hard would it be for him to be hired on at a public school after that? Or another parochial school?