Last Friday, Griffin emailed school administration informing them he would be late to work in order to apply for a marriage licence. The school responded by saying that if he went through with the marriage, they would have no choice but to fire him.
The school argues that his decision violated the terms of his teaching contract, which requires all faculty to follow the teachings of the Church as a condition of employment. Once Griffin applied for the license the school claims, his relationship became public and he was in violation of his contract.
Griffin has said that he knew the terms of his contract, but still decided to apply for the license never thinking he would be fired over the issue.
Griffin is considering whether or not to hire a lawyer over the issue, however the fact that he knew the terms of employment and the school is a privately run institution, he may have a very difficult legal battle should he choose to fight it.