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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 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).