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Admin. Who Quit Totino-Grace Over Gay Relationship Gets New Job

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The man who resigned as president of Totino-Grace High School after informing the school that he was in a committed same-sex relationship has found a new job.

William Hudson was appointed to serve as Mounds Park Academy's director of institutional advancement. He will begin the week of September 16.

"I am honored by this opportunity to join the Mounds Park Academy community," Hudson said in a statement. "I look forward to becoming fully immersed in the MPA family in the coming months."

Hudson resigned from Totino-Grace in July, calling the decision "heartbreaking and painful."

The decision was informed, so Hudson said, by the attitudes about same-sex relationships held by the Catholic Church, with which Totino-Grace is affiliated.

The Catholic Church was among the main organizations that pushed for a constitutional ban on marriage equality last year and later fought the legislative push that legalized gay marriage this spring.

Hudson's biography said he previously had a top role at the National Catholic Educational Association, which works with 1,200 Catholic high schools around the country. He previously worked as a teacher, campus minister, coach, and Dean of Students at Hill-Murray.

Earlier this year, Totino-Grace alumna Carla Staffa, who teaches at the high school level, said the school's acceptance of Hudson's resignation sends the wrong message.

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