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Gay Catholic School Teacher To File Complaint With City Commission

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Fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale said she'll file a complain Tuesday under the city of Columbus' anti discrimination ordinance.
1:30PM
April
29, 2013

The lawyer for a gay teacher fighting to get her job back at Bishop Watterson High School after her mother’s obituary appeared in a newspaper with the name of her partner says Carla Hale will file a complaint with the City of Columbus under its anti-discrimination law.

Gay Teacher’s Job Dispute Heads To City Hall, Possibly Lawsuit

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Carla Hale says she'll appeal her dismissal from Bishop Watterson High School to City Hall and possibly common pleas court. She taught health and physical education at Watterson for 19 years.
1:43PM
April
24, 2013

Fired Watterson High School teacher, Carla Hale, says she’ll continue to fight her dismissal. The Catholic Diocese of Columbus says Hale was fired, not for being gay, but for “the spousal relationship publicized in the newspaper which is against church teaching.”

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman Supports Fired Watterson Teacher

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the Catholic Diocese should reconsider its decision to fire gay Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale.
3:01PM
April
18, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman today voiced his support for fired Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale. The 57-year old physical education teacher says she was fired from the Catholic high school school because she is in a same sex relationship.

Watterson Teacher Wants Job Back: “That’s All I’m Hoping For”

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Carla Hale said she was fired from Bishop Watterson High School because she is gay. Hale worked at the school as a health and physical education teacher for nearly 20 years.
6:26AM
April
18, 2013

City officials say the Columbus Diocese could have violated a Columbus ordinance that protects employees from discrimination when it fired a gay teacher for her sexuality. WOSU reports city law does not exempt religious employers from discriminatory practices.