Fired teacher rejects settlement

Lewis, S. Gregory
May 1974
Advocate;5/22/74, Issue 138, p13
Gay historians have discovered many homosexual men and women who have been removed from history books, and erasing of gay people continues even till date. The case of Peggy Burton, school teacher, is one such episode which speaks of discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace. Burton was dismissed from her job as a teacher at Cascade High School in Turner, Oregon, based on rumors that she was a gay. Burton decided to sue the school, and the judge asked the school to pay her with back salary and an additional half year's compensation amounting to a total of $10,000.


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