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Kathleen Lorentzen, therapist and social worker, brought a lawsuit against her employer for religious discrimination under Title VII after she was fired for refusing to counsel a gay couple. Lorentzen provided therapy for over 20 years at HealthSource Saginaw in Michigan including counseling gay patients. However, when another therapist referred a gay couple to her for marriage counseling, Lorentzen asked to pass on the referral. She said that as a Catholic it would violate her belief about the sanctity of marriage. She says that after a meeting with an angry supervisor she was fired.


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