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New Zealand school must pay fired gay coach

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A New Zealand school that fired a coach for being gay must now pay him undisclosed compensation, according to the Associated Press. Middleton Grange School in Christchurch fired the girls netball coach, whose name was withheld, when they discovered he is gay. The board of trustees must also attend a human rights awareness class. The coach has since found another coaching job.

It's a reminder that no matter how gay-friendly a culture can seem on the outside, all it takes is a couple people to make life difficult for a gay person. Thankfully the more welcoming heads prevailed.