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Cleveland, Cincinnati Archdioceses Defend Contract Changes

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The Cleveland contract changes include language that refers to teachers as “teacher-ministers.”
8:22AM
May
13, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has joined its counterpart in Cincinnati in requiring its elementary school teachers to sign contracts with expanded morality clauses. The changes come about a year after a Columbus Catholic high school teacher was fired after disclosing her same-sex relationship.

Watterson Lesbian Teacher Will Not Return To Classroom

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Carla Hale has ended her fight for reinstatement to Bishop Watterson High School after she and the Columbus Diocese reached an agreement earlier this month.
2:28PM
August
15, 2013

The Columbus Catholic Diocese and fired Watterson High School physical education teacher Carla Hale today settled their employment dispute.

Fired Gay Teacher Supporters Want Talk With Catholic Bishop

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Amanda Finelli prepares to deliver a letter seeking Columbus Bishop Frederick Campbell's attendance at a meeting to discuss gay rights in the workplace. Finelli is with the grassroots group #halestormOhio which supports fired Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale.
2:57PM
June
12, 2013

Fired Bishop Watterson teacher supporters invited Columbus Bishop to discuss gay rights in the workplace.

Catholic Schools Superintendent Upholds Hale’s Firing

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Carla Hale continues her fight for reinstatement to Bishop Watterson High School. Superintendent of schools upheld her termination.
10:37AM
June
11, 2013

Former Watterson P.E. teacher has two weeks to request arbitration now that the schools superintendent denied her reinstatement.

Cincinnati Verdict Points Toward Success In Carla Hale Case

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Plaintiff Carla Hale with her attorney Thomas Tootle
12:18PM
June 4, 2013

The attorney for fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale says he’s encouraged by a verdict rendered by a Cincinnati jury on Monday.

Jury Awards $170K To Fired Catholic School Teacher

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8:26AM
June
4, 2013

The jury found the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati violated anti-discrimination law when it fired Christa Dias after she became pregnant via artificial insemination.

Morals, Ethics Could Change As Societal Views Shift

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Carla Hale (left) with her attorney, Tom Tootle. Hale was fired from Bishop Watterson High School after the Columbus Diocese said she violated a morals clause.
5:00AM
May
20, 2013

Moral and ethics clauses have gained a lot of attention, especially since a Columbus Catholic school teacher was fired. WOSU takes a look at the role of morality clauses in the workplace.

No Support From Union; Fired Teacher Presses Forward

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The Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators declined to support fired Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale in her bid to regain her job.
2:30PM
May
13, 2013

The Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators declined to lend support to fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale in her bid to regain her physical education job.

Fired Gay Teacher Disputes Bishop’s Claims She Violated Contract

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Carla Hale, fired last month from Watterson High School, disputed Central Ohio Bishop Frederick Campbell's claims she violated her employment contract.
4:20PM
May
1, 2013

The gay teacher fired last month from a Columbus Catholic high school appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher Wednesday along with two lawyers to discuss her case.

Fired Gay Teacher Files Complaint With City Department

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Fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale filed a complain Tuesday under the city of Columbus' anti discrimination ordinance.
4:05PM
April
30, 2013

As expected, the Watterson teacher who says she was fired for being gay filed her complaint with a city office today.