LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A teacher who was fired from a Catholic girls' high school in Little Rock after she married her female partner is asking for an apology.

Tippi McCullough said Tuesday that she also wants Mount St. Mary Academy to adopt a non-discrimination policy.

McCullough and Barb Mariani were married Oct. 16 in New Mexico. McCullough said that less than an hour after the ceremony she got a call from the principal, saying she couldn't continue at the school if she was married to a woman.

McCullough taught at Mount St. Mary for 14 years and says her sexuality wasn't a secret.

The school released a statement Tuesday saying that its actions must be in line with Catholic beliefs and teachings. The school says that can sometimes result in unpopular stances.