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Cleveland, Cincinnati Archdioceses Defend Contract Changes

The Cleveland contract changes include language that refers to teachers as “teacher-ministers.”
13, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has joined its counterpart in Cincinnati in requiring its elementary school teachers to sign contracts with expanded morality clauses. The changes come about a year after a Columbus Catholic high school teacher was fired after disclosing her same-sex relationship.

Gay Catholic School Teacher To File Complaint With City Commission

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Fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale said she'll file a complain Tuesday under the city of Columbus' anti discrimination ordinance.
29, 2013

The lawyer for a gay teacher fighting to get her job back at Bishop Watterson High School after her mother’s obituary appeared in a newspaper with the name of her partner says Carla Hale will file a complaint with the City of Columbus under its anti-discrimination law.

Ohio Churches Denounce Birth Control Mandate

Catholic churches around Ohio say they will not obey with a mandate to offer free birth control to employees of many church-owned institutions. The mandate covers hospitals, universities, and other institutions whose purpose is not expressly religious.
30, 2012

Catholic churches around the state are criticizing the federal government’s decision to require many church-operated institutions to offer employees access to free birth control.