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LGBT Activists Call For Action in Case of Fired Gay Teacher

Updated: Tuesday, April 30 2013, 03:09 PM EDT
COLUMBUS -- The attorney for the fired gay Catholic school teacher is expected to file a complaint with the City of Columbus Tuesday.

This as the LGBT community called for action in the case involving Carla Hale.

Hale was fired from Bishop Watterson High School after her mother's obituary revealed her same sex partner.

She's now fighting to get her job back as a phys-ed teacher.

The case came up Monday evening during a forum about corporate involvement in LGBT issues, specifically marriage equality.

"They should apologize to Ms. Hale and hire her back immediately, this is so wrong what they have done," said Elizabeth Birch, who was one of the panelists.

A woman who runs a local youth center says this case could have both a negative and positive impact on children.

"Imagine what that means to young people who might just be exploring and finding out who they are in terms of what the school is telling them about their value and their importance," said Amy Eldridge, with Kaleidoscope Youth Center.

Eldridge says children will also see the growing support for Hale.

Hale's attorney says he plans to file a complaint Tuesday with the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission under the anti-discrimination ordinance.


Reporter: Tara Morgan

LGBT Activists Call For Action in Case of Fired Gay Teacher

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