Gay teacher gets job back with support of parents

Openly gay teacher Seth Stambaugh teacher was removed from an Oregon Elementary School following a complaint by a parent. But 22 parents of students at the school wrote letters in support of Stambaugh, calling on the district to reinstate the student teacher, whom they said had “positive rapport” with his students. The incident is based on a conversation Stambaugh had with a student about his marital status in which he stated it would be illegal for him to marry because he would choose to marry a man. On Sept. 15, the school district informed Lewis and Clark that Stambaugh was fired. Stambaugh said that he was only told his comments were “inappropriate.”

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