HELP END EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY.
A teacher at Skutt Catholic High School in my town of Omaha Nebraska is getting fired because of his sexual orientation.
Mr. Matthew Eledge has been an English teacher and speech coach at Skutt Catholic since 2010. In December of 2014, Matt Eledge and his partner, Elliot Dougherty, made the decision to get engaged. He went to the administration to let them know, and they told him he would not be invited to teach next year. Furthermore, if he told students, he would be fired immediately. After months of contemplation, Mr. Eledge discussed the idea of postponing the wedding so he could come back to Skutt Catholic. He was then informed that he must end his relationship with Elliot.
Obviously this is not okay and it is something that should not be happening in 2015. Unfortunately, Nebraska is a very conservative state and it is still COMPLETELY legal to fire someone solely because they are a member of the lgbtq community. If you disagree with this and think that Matthew Eledge is being discriminated against and should be able to keep his job PLEASE show your support and sign this petition. Every signature helps and is greatly appreciated!
Another way you can help is by using the twitter hashtag #LetMatthewTeach
Also you can click here and here for more information about Mr. Eledge and his story.
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