High School Fires Teacher After Her Partner's Name Appeared In Her Mother's Obituary
Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary.
Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied.
There's a change.org petition linked in the article.
That's Columbus...WTF ?
This is why anti-discrimination legislation is important.
Where's the too powerful teachers union we're always hearing about?
[quote]That is outrageous. How is that legal?
In most states, gays do not have protection from being fired just for being gay. Have you been sleeping for the past 50 years or don't you live in the U.S.? Didn't you know that we're fighting for equal rights?
Note to morons. If you're gay, don't work at a religious institution. Any "anti-discrimination" laws will most likely not include the very bigots it was designed for. So, in summary. If you're gay or a lesbo and you work at a catholic or other religious affiliated institution, find another job.
The school involved is a Catholic school - aka hate group.
She should have appeal rights and will likely appeal it.
I do not live in the US, R10.
How dumb was she to let that be printed? Did she think no one would notice? Did she think no Catholic parent would be freaked and out her?
Clintonville must be a little Payton Place little spit of a town for anyone to have even READ that obituary and then made the connection and THEN contacted her school. My god, what a vendetta to get her fired. Why don't people just mind their own business? I guess because it it not human nature to live and let live, huh? Some busybody asshole homophobe just couldn't leave it be, I see.
It's legal because churches can get away with just about anything in this country! And that includes discrimination and tax-exempt status.
What the Hell does that have to do with her skills as a teacher?It makes no sense,even Jimmy Swaggart couldn't figure that one out!Oh well!AT least she can retire rich from the lawsuit.So she should thank them!She and h er woman can go lie on a beach somewhere.If they're hot I'd love to join them!
Read the responses; they are excellent.
[quote]It's legal because churches can get away with just about anything in this country!
It would still be legal is she had been fired by McDonald's or Walmart for being gay. Our Federal and State governments have not provided protection against job discrimination against gays.
Sorry everyone. I was on my way out the door and forgot to put in the link.
r5, exactly! It's nothing to do with their agenda so they ain't interested.
Outrageous, but this still happens in 2013.
If this was a public high school I would be up in arms. But this was a CATHOLIC high school. What the fuck did this dumb broad expect? Human compassion or decency? Please...
That's like a Jew teaching at a Nazi Youth Camp.
Ten posts before the victim-blaming began? The trolls are slipping.
Not all Catholic high schools behave this way. I teach at a Catholic high school which has seven out teachers.Have a gay support group in the school and have had no problems with anyone.
If this is a Cathholic school, then she is up a creek without the proverbial paddle. These instituions can set their own rules if they are privately owned/religious owned. I think it stinks, but it is the fact.
Clintonville is actually a really cool place in the city of Columbus filled with old hippies and young families - I live here. But this is a Catholic school - it's really not unprecedented even if it's grossly unfair.
She was a gym teacher! I mean really? No one knew?
Sickening, especially in Columbus, which is progressive.
Columbus proper may be progressive, but the burbs are hard core Republican.
I lived in Clintonville for 3 years....awesome, liberal, accepting community. Probably 20+% gay. That school on the other hand, known for spewing homophobic vitriol.
In Clintonville no less!!! I'm so outraged!!!
how does she exactly inspire her kids to be "fit" considering she's, well, lesbian lumpy.