Catholic Bishop of Columbus asked to participate in panel discussion on rights of LGBT people in workplaces

The Columbus Dispatch
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June 14, 2013

The AFL-CIO in central Ohio has partnered with a grass-roots advocacy group to ask the Roman Catholic bishop of Columbus to participate in a panel discussion on the rights of gay people in workplaces, specifically faith-based workplaces.

“This is a human-rights issue,” Finelli said. “When you see an organization or a corporation, faith-based or otherwise, denying rights — human rights — to an individual and denying them the right to work, denying them the right to live honestly and truthfully, we are seeing somebody being stripped of their human dignity.”

The panel discussion is in response to the diocese firing teacher, Carla Hale, because of her sexual orientation a month ago.