Barb's Story

Barb's Story:

An outpouring of international support and public outcry has erupted since Michigan chemistry teacher, Barb Webb, went public with the news that she was fired from her job at Marian High for becoming pregnant. She and her wife, along with Marian alumnae, members of the LGBT community, allies and thousands of parents, students and supporters of the cause seek accountability for the administration's actions and support for the many enrolled students impacted by this injustice. 

Momentum builds as an open letter from concerned alumnae continues to circulate and organizers enlist support from the public,  LGBT advocates and equality activists.

The Facebook page "I Stand With Barb Webb" gained the support of over 4,000 members in a matter of days as news media outlets including USA TodayThe Huffington Post, The New Republic, The Washington PostThe Detroit Free PressThe Oakland PressJezebel and Buzzfeed, among many others, began covering the story. Hear what Barb herself has to say in her interview on Michigan Public Radio or click here for complete press coverage. 

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@StandWBarbWebb on Instagram:

Barbara Webb, 33, of Madison Heights, left, sits with her wife Kristen Lasecki, 33. Webb is now a former chemistry teacher at a Catholic, all-girls Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills. Webb said she was fired before the semester started because of her 'nontraditional' pregnancy. Photo credit: Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press

Barbara Webb, 33, of Madison Heights, left, sits with her wife Kristen Lasecki, 33. Webb is now a former chemistry teacher at a Catholic, all-girls Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills. Webb said she was fired before the semester started because of her 'nontraditional' pregnancy.

Photo credit: Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press

 
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