SEATTLE (AP) — A gay school administrator who was forced from his job at a Catholic school has filed a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese.

Mark Zmuda, a popular teacher, coach and vice principal, says he was wrongfully terminated and discriminated against by the school.

Lawyers representing the Seattle Archdiocese and Eastside Catholic planned to file a motion to dismiss once the lawsuit was filed on Friday.

They argue King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the Constitution and digging into a debate on Catholic Doctrine on marriage.

Zmuda's lawsuit argues that he was not a religious employee of the school.