Glendora Catholic School Students Protest Gay Teacher Firing

(NBC) Chanting “Bring back B! Bring back B!” students at  the Catholic high school that recently ousted a gay teacher rallied outside the school urging administrators to reinstate Ken Bencomo.

As part of the rally, students at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora delivered more than 50,000 petition signatures from a petition.

“He has been my mentor, my confidant for all the time I’ve been at this school,” said Alina Mota, a senior at St. Lucy’s. “I’m so sad that he was let go based on him getting married to someone that he loves.”

Bencomo, 45, and his partner were among the first same-sex couples to marry in San Bernardino County last month after the U.S. Supreme Court chose not to uphold Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. [more]