The Supreme Court, dividing equally in a widely watched gay rights case, Tuesday affirmed an appellate ruling that had struck down an Oklahoma law that permitted public school districts to fire teachers who openly advocate homosexual activity. The vote, in which Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. But the Supreme Court's action, in a summary order without an opinion, does not set a nationally binding precedent. A ruling in the case Board of Education of Oklahoma City vs. National Gay Task Force, had been widely awaited by civil libertarians, homosexual rights groups, teachers and school administrators.
We don't want the right to sack gay teachers, say Australia's most senior Anglican leaders
There's no argument or support for allowing schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ teachers
She has been working in the same school for the past twenty years. She is a great teacher; her pupils love how she makes every lesson interesting. Parents are impressed by how well their children are doing in her classroom. The school principal appreciates how she is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty and help out with after-school activities. And she does a great job every year of preparing her class for their Communion day. Mary loves teaching.
Updated October 31, The letter was signed by principals from some of Sydney's most prestigious private colleges, including Abbotsleigh, Shore and The Kings School. It follows the Government's decision to introduce a new Religious Discrimination Act to protect gay students. The decision, during campaigning for the Wentworth by-election, was sparked by a leaked review into religious protections in Australia by former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock.
As an openly gay educator, I am just as disappointed about that fact today as I was three decades ago, when I was an effeminate young boy questioning my sexuality. Yet while I can clearly recall several educators who seemed to contradict what it meant to be straight, no one professed to being a gay adult — either to me or any of my classmates. Today, we live in a society where attitudes are evolving around what it means to be gay: Many heterosexual adults are supportive of marriage equality, adoption among same-sex couples is measurably increasing, and more employers have taken steps to make the workplace more inclusive for LGBTQ employees.