To: Diocese of Columbus, Ohio

Diocese of Columbus: Reinstate faculty member Carla Hale

Diocese of Columbus:

Reinstate faculty member Carla Hale and apologize for discriminating against her on the basis of sexuality.

Why is this important?

While grieving the death of her mother, 19-year teaching veteran Carla Hale was called into her principal's office at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio, and told she was being terminated for violating Diocesan Policy 45116.1, the code barring teachers from violating "moral laws." When pushed for specifics, administrators told Carla an anonymous parent had complained after seeing Carla's long-time partner, Julie, mentioned in her mother's obituary.

Carla Hale was a much loved and well-respected teacher at Bishop Watterson. Please sign the petition to the Diocese of Columbus asking them to comply with a Columbus ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and immediately reinstate her as a teacher.