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Sit-in Planned for Fired Gay Teacher

Former students of St. Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora, California are planning to sit-in at a school board meeting tonight in their ongoing protest against the firing of Ken Bencomo.  Bencomo -- who had been teaching at St. Lucy's for 17 years -- was terminated after a local newspaper featured a story about his marraige to his long-time partner, Christopher Persky.  An on-line petition organized on change.org by St. Lucy's alum Brittany Littleton has collected 90,000 signatures in support of Bencomo's reinstatement.  The sit-in will take place at St. Lucy's (655 Sierra Madre Ave., Glendora) at 6:30pm tonight (PST).  

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Eduardo Moisés Peñalver is the John P. Wilson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subjects of property and land use law.