McCullough spoke. Yesterday, returning to Mount St. Mary to gather personal belongings was one of the hardest days of her life. She and Mariani, McCullough said, had always been private and discreet about their private lives. "I just wanted to teach," she said. She's devastated about her firing, she said. "My 15 years of commitment had been reduced to a mere label." Said she hopes everyone approaches the issue with "peace, intelligence, patience and understanding.".
Barbara Mariani introduced herself by saying: "I'm a spouse to Tippi McCollough. That's the first time I've ever been able to say that." Mariani said "Devastated doesn't really describe the last week of emotional ups and downs," adding that within the 45 minutes of being married and the phone call from Diane Wolfe, she saw McCollough go from being "the happiest I've ever seen her to two-hours of non-stop crying."
Mariani thanked friends, fellow prosecutors, faculty at the Mount and Catholics who have reached out to say the firing doesn't represent their faith. She also took time to thank her boss, Prosecutor Larry Jegley, who she said is "a man who not only believes in equality, but insists on it" in the workplace.
"No one should ever fear losing their job for being the person God created them to be," Mariani said
She said that while she'd never tell someone else what to do with their children, she said she would't want her own daughter to attend there "in this climate."
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That's one helluva story Cato. You know there's some serious corruption being hidden.