60-year-old Marla Krolikowski, formerly known as Mark, was fired after 32 years in October, 2012 as a teacher at St. Francis Catholic high school in Queens. She claims it was because she declared she is transgender, that the then vice principal called her worse than gay. She sued. Both sides squared off in court Monday, where New York Judge Duane Hart was openly skeptical about the school’s insubordination claim. Judge Hart then rejected a separate motion by the school that Krolikowski’s was essentially a minister, and that religious institutions have the right to hire and fire those employees without court interference. The litigation continues.