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Students back fired teacher

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Students at Bishop Watterson High School are pushing for the reinstatement of a teacher appparently fired because of her sxual orientation.

They are leading an online petition drive to rehire physical-education teacher Carla Hale.

The Catholic school fired Hale last month, after her same-sex partner’s name appeared in an obituary for Hale’s mother.

The Diocese of Columbus has not commented about the firing.

Hale’s supporters say the Catholic church is supposed to be about love and acceptance.

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