Italian politicians urge reinstatement of Catholic-school teacher dismissed for suspected homosexuality
July 22, 2014
Twenty members of the Italian parliament have asked education minister Stefania Giannini to investigate the dismissal of a Catholic-school teacher who says that she was fired because she was suspected of being a lesbian.
"The question was offensive," the woman (who has not been fully identified) told La Repubblica. "Maybe I'm a lesbian, maybe I'm not. But asking asking me about my sexual orientation as a condition for renewing my contract is unacceptable."