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Press:

"In a flash, Barb Webb's story has gone global. The former chemistry teacher, who was fired from the all-girls private Catholic school in August after telling administrators about her plans to start a non-traditional family, is suddenly a symbol of change." -Hometown Life

Click here for Barb's interviews with The Huffington Post, WXYZ Detroit, Michigan Radio, Fox Detroit & iHeart Radio's Mojo in the Morning

Chronological Order:

Sept 2, 2014: 

Deadline Detroit: "Marian High Students Rally Around Pregnant Lesbian Teacher Who Was Fired" by Alan Stamm 

September 4, 2014

The New Republic: "Catholic Schools Are Brazenly Firing Pregnant Lesbian Teachers-And They're Using Morality as a Defense" by '98 Marian Alum Hilary Levey Friedman

September 5, 2014

CBS St. Louis: "Protestors Gather at Cor Jesu in Support of Gay Teachers Fired" by Brian Kelly

September 6, 2014

The Detroit Free Press: "Support grows for gay teacher who says pregnancy cost her job" by Katrease Stafford

September 7, 2014

USA Today: "Supporters rally for fired pregnant gay teacher" by Marlon A. Walker

Metro (NY): "Lesbian Teacher Says Fired by Detroit Catholic School over Pregnancy." (Reuters)

The Daily Tribune: "Marian High School teacher in same-sex marriage who says she was fired for pregnancy gains support with rally" by Megan Semeraz

Queer Landia "Yet Another Gay Catholic School Teacher Gets Fired." by Tom Janus

Rawstory: "Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired for Getting Pregnant 'Outside the Catholic Way." (Reuters)

TribLive: "Lesbian Teacher Says She's Fired by Detroit Catholic School Over Pregnancy." (Reuters)

September 8, 2014 

The Huffington Post: "I Stand With Barb Webb" by '99 Marian Alum Laura De Palma

Fox 2 Detroit: "Protest Held to Support Fired Teacher, Barb Webb" By Robin Schwartz

Buzzfeed: "Supporters Rally Around Gay Teacher Fired From Catholic School For Being Pregnant" by Tony Merevick

The Washington Post: "Gay teacher says Catholic school fired her for getting pregnant" by Gail Sullivan

The Huffington Post: "Supporters Rally For Lesbian Teacher Who Was Fired After Getting Pregnant" by Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Lansing State Journal: "Supporters Rally for Gay, Pregnant Teacher Fired." by Marion A. Walker

September 9, 2014

Michigan Public Radio: "Gay teacher who says pregnancy got her fired speaks to Stateside" by Stateside Staff

Popdust: "Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher Over 'Non-traditional' Pregnancy" by Suzy McCoppin

The Seattle Lesbian: "Pregnant Lesbian Teacher Fired From Michigan Catholic School." by Kelly Morris

The US China Press

September 10, 2014

Jezebel: "Thousands Protest Catholic School's Firing of Pregnant Lesbian Teacher" by Erin Gloria Ryan

The Oakland Press: "Second demonstration to be held in support of fired Marian High teacher Barb Webb" by Megan Semeraz

Perez Hilton.com: "Students Stand Up and Support Gay Former Catholic School Teacher Who Was Fired For 'Non-traditional' Pregnancy."

Bossip: "Protesters Rally Against Catholic School's Firing of Pregnant Lesbian Teacher." 

September 11, 2014 

iHeart Radio's Mojo in The Morning

Hometown Life: "Dozens of demonstrators show support for fired Marian High School teacher" by Jay Grossman

September 12, 2014 

The Detroit News: "Compassion Missing in Dismissal of Gay Teacher" by '72 Marian Alum Marney Rich Keenan 

MLive.com: "In Michigan, gays may soon be able to marry ... and then get fired" by Susan J. Demas

September 14, 2014

Christians Anonymous: "Catholic Communities Stand Beside Fired Lesbian Teachers." by  Bob Shine

September 17, 2014

The Oakland Post: "A Question of Morality." by Oona-Goodin Smith

September 18, 2014

PrideSource (Between the Lines): "Pregnant Lesbian Fired From Catholic School." by AJ Trager

September 22, 2014

Popdust: "Fired Gay Pregnant Teacher Urges 'Stand Up For Those Without A Voice." by Suzy McCoppin

September 23, 2014

Deadline Detroit: "Marian Grads Try to Decode Nuns' Letter on Fired Teacher Barb Webb." by Alan Stamm

The Detroit Free Press: "Nuns to Re-examine Policy That Led to Gay Teacher Firing." by Lori Higgins and Ann Zaniewski  

September 24, 2014

USA Today: "Nuns to Re-examine Policy That Led to Gay Teacher Firing." by Lori Higgins and Ann Zaniewski via Detroit Free Press

Bradenton Herald: "Michigan Nuns to Reconsider School Policies." (The Associated Press)

The Lansing State Journal: "Nuns to Re-examine Policy That Led to Gay Teacher Firing." by Lori Higgins and Ann Zaniewski, Gannett Michigan

The Detroit News: "Marian to Review Rules After Pregnant Gay Teacher Fired." by Mark Hicks

Fox 28: "Michigan Nuns to Reconsider School Policies." (Associated Press)

Bellingham Herald: "Michigan Nuns to Reconsider School Policies." (Associated Press)

Newsobserver.com: "Michigan Nuns to Reconsider School Policies." (AP)

LGBTQNation: "Nuns to Reconsider School Policies Regarding Decision to Fire Gay Teacher." (AP)

Michigan Radio: "Nuns to Review Policies Behind Firing of Pregnant Lesbian Teacher."

September 25, 2014

The Oakland Press: "Nuns to Reconsider Policies, Procedures After Firing of Gay Marian High School Teacher, Barb Webb." by Megan Semeraz

September 26, 2014

The Guardian: "Backlash at Catholic High School Over Firing of Gay Teacher." by Mark Guarino

 


 
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