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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 petition linked in the article.

I signed.

by Anonymousreply 3504/24/2013

That's Columbus...WTF ?

by Anonymousreply 104/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 204/24/2013

This is why anti-discrimination legislation is important.

by Anonymousreply 304/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 404/24/2013

Where's the too powerful teachers union we're always hearing about?

by Anonymousreply 504/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 604/24/2013

Link to survey...

by Anonymousreply 704/24/2013

Hope this is the right link:

by Anonymousreply 804/24/2013

That is outrageous. How is that legal?

by Anonymousreply 904/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1004/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1104/24/2013

The school involved is a Catholic school - aka hate group.

by Anonymousreply 1204/24/2013

She should have appeal rights and will likely appeal it.

by Anonymousreply 1304/24/2013

I do not live in the US, R10.

by Anonymousreply 1404/24/2013

[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 1504/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1604/24/2013

It's legal because churches can get away with just about anything in this country! And that includes discrimination and tax-exempt status.

by Anonymousreply 1704/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1804/24/2013

Read the responses; they are excellent.

by Anonymousreply 1904/24/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2004/24/2013

Sorry everyone. I was on my way out the door and forgot to put in the link.

by Anonymousreply 2104/24/2013

Firebomb the school.

by Anonymousreply 2204/24/2013

r5, exactly! It's nothing to do with their agenda so they ain't interested.

by Anonymousreply 2304/24/2013

Outrageous, but this still happens in 2013.

by Anonymousreply 2404/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2504/24/2013

Ten posts before the victim-blaming began? The trolls are slipping.

by Anonymousreply 2604/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2704/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2804/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2904/24/2013

She was a gym teacher! I mean really? No one knew?

by Anonymousreply 3004/24/2013

Sickening, especially in Columbus, which is progressive.

by Anonymousreply 3104/24/2013

Columbus proper may be progressive, but the burbs are hard core Republican.

by Anonymousreply 3204/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3304/24/2013

In Clintonville no less!!! I'm so outraged!!!

by Anonymousreply 3404/24/2013

how does she exactly inspire her kids to be "fit" considering she's, well, lesbian lumpy.

by Anonymousreply 3504/24/2013
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