A lesbian teacher says pregnancy got her fired from a Catholic school in suburban Detroit, Michigan.

Barbara and Kristen Webb married two years ago in Canada.

Barbara Webb, a chemistry teacher at Marian High School, an all-girls high school in Bloomfield Hills, met with school officials in July to discuss her pregnancy and ask for a leave of absence.

According to The Detroit Free Press, Webb was terminated from her job of 9 years in mid August. A letter informing her of the action did not specify a reason but she said based on previous conversations with administrators that the firing was based on a morality clause in her contract which prohibits public conduct of “lifestyle or actions directly contradictory to the Catholic faith.”

“That you can't hide a pregnancy from the public is why I was terminated,” she told the paper.

She said the school offered her two choices: Resign with health insurance through the spring semester and agree to not discuss why she left her job or be fired.

“I really felt like resigning was a lie; to me, that was willingly leaving,” she said. “I was kind of compelled to just let people know the truth.”

Webb said she was speaking out to raise awareness.

“My job can't be saved,” she wrote on Facebook, “but the torment that the poor LGBT students at Marian must be feeling, the other LGBT staff, and those that are silenced by fear can be helped.”

In comments to the paper she added: “This is definitely not a crusade against the school. This is so much more than me and Marian. It's letting people know what type of social injustice is still happening.” (A video report from Detroit's WXYX is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)