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OH Teacher Fired For Being Lesbian Gets Support From Columbus Mayor

Just days after Carla Hale was fired from her job after mentioning her lesbian partner in her mother’s obituary, the Columbus, Ohio schoolteacher is getting support from the city’s mayor Michael Coleman.

As we reported Thursday, Hale, a physical education teacher and coach at Bishop Watterson High School, was unexpectedly terminated by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus following the publication in the Columbus Dispatch in February of her mother’s obit which mentioned Hale’s partner Julie. hale

Coleman tweeted his support for Hale, writing, “I stand with Carla Hale. No one in Columbus or in the United States should be denied employment because of their choice of who to love.”

The Columbus official is just one of thousands of people outraged by Hale’s dismissal. More than 20, 000 people have signed a petition on Change.org, calling on Bishop Watterson to issue an apology to Hale and reinstate her immediately.

Still, it’s good to have friends in high places.

By:          JEREMY KINSER
On:           Apr 20, 2013
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    • Dakotahgeo

      These Catholic schools can’t close fast enough! Three have closed so far in our Metro area. Until we get rid of the cancerous hierarchy, people are going to suffer. This is so needless!

      Apr 20, 2013 at 8:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lab

      I am atheist and totally anti religion BUT catholic schools usually at least give a good education…you want cancer then go to an evangelical high school

      Apr 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC

      A lesbian PE teacher? The school district never saw that coming?

      Apr 21, 2013 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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