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Trish Cameron poses for a portrait in her home Wednesday in Moorhead. Cameron was asked to resign from her teaching position at St. Joseph's school after teaching there for nearly 11 years because of her stance on gay marriage. She recently accepted a teaching position with the Fargo Public School District. Jesse Trelstad / The Forum

Why a Moorhead Catholic School teacher bucked the church on gay marriage and paid the price

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MOORHEAD - Standing last fall before a class of fifth-graders, Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Catholic Diocese of Crookston told the children they should tell their parents to vote for a gay marriage ban Minnesotans will consider this fall.

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Listening to Hoeppner in his annual visit to meet her students, Trish Cameron, 47, thought the students she taught were being enlisted in a political movement they barely understood.

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