Her Mom's Obit Got Her Fired


In February, an 80-year-old Ohio woman died. Her obituary mentioned that she was survived by her daughter Carla Hale, as well as her daughter's partner, Julie. And with that, Carla says, she lost her job.

Hale is a longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a Catholic school in Columbus. An anonymous parent saw that Hale had listed the name of her female partner, and expressed her strong disapproval in a letter to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Hale told the Columbus Dispatch. Soon after, she was fired.