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.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/24/2013|
This is why anti-discrimination legislation is important.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/24/2013|
Where's the too powerful teachers union we're always hearing about?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/24/2013|
Hope this is the right link:
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/24/2013|
That is outrageous. How is that legal?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/24/2013|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/24/2013|
The school involved is a Catholic school - aka hate group.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/24/2013|
She should have appeal rights and will likely appeal it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/24/2013|
I do not live in the US, R10.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/24/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/24/2013|
It's legal because churches can get away with just about anything in this country! And that includes discrimination and tax-exempt status.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/24/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/24/2013|
Read the responses; they are excellent.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/24/2013|
[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.
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Sorry everyone. I was on my way out the door and forgot to put in the link.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/24/2013|
r5, exactly! It's nothing to do with their agenda so they ain't interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/24/2013|
Outrageous, but this still happens in 2013.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/24/2013|
Ten posts before the victim-blaming began? The trolls are slipping.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/24/2013|
She was a gym teacher! I mean really? No one knew?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/24/2013|
Sickening, especially in Columbus, which is progressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/24/2013|
Columbus proper may be progressive, but the burbs are hard core Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/24/2013|
In Clintonville no less!!! I'm so outraged!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/24/2013|
how does she exactly inspire her kids to be "fit" considering she's, well, lesbian lumpy.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/24/2013|