Former teacher claims she was fired after her mother's obituary revealed she's a lesbian
POSTED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 4:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — An Ohio Catholic high school teacher says she was fired because she's gay, and now thousands are trying to help her get her job back with an online petition.
Carla Hale, the former physical education teacher at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus said she was fired after 19 years, after an obituary for her mother listed the name of a woman as Hale's partner.
"I was totally shocked. I mean, I think it was just one of those where everything was drained out of me," Hale said.
There are more than 7,000 names on a petition, asking the school to rehire Hale, and now there are possibilities that someone could face criminal charges in her dismissal.
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