Ken Bencomo, 45, right, and his partner of 10 yrs, Christopher Persky, 32, left, both of Rancho Cucamonga, get married at the San Bernardino County Hall of Records in San Bernardino on Monday, July 1, 2013. Bencomo was fired from his teaching position at a St. Lucy's Catholic School days after he married his gay partner in this San Bernardino civil ceremony. Photo by Rachel Luna / courtesy Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
(RNS) The firing of a gay teacher's from a Catholic school used to be a private affair. But with a majority of Catholics supporting the spread of legalized gay marriage, more and more, the laity is calling the church out.