A Columbus Catholic school fired a long-time teacher for being gay, the teacher tells WOSU. Carla Hale, 57, taught at Bishop Watterson High School for 19 years. Earlier this year, the name of Hale’s female partner appeared in an obituary for Hale’s mother. That obituary and an anonymous letter of complaint was sent to the Columbus Diocese in February. Hale was fired the following month.
Bishop Watterson school officials and the Diocese declined to speak to WOSU about the firing.