WATCH: OH Students Protest Firing Of Lesbian Teacher

Showing their support for fired lesbian teacher Carla Hale, about a dozen Roman Catholic high-school students gathered outside the offices of the Diocese of Columbus on Friday  holding signs to protest her dismissal.

Hale, a popular teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, was fired by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus in March after her sexual orientation was revealed in an obituary for her mother.

“Miss Hale was a great teacher,” said senior Zac Simmons. “She’d always be there for us and I just want to be there for her.”

It’s not just students who are outraged over the firing of Hale. Columbus mayor Michael Coleman, tweeted his support: “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.”