At the start of the term at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Arlington, Texas, last year, Stacy Bailey, an art teacher, introduced herself to her new fourth grade students with a slide show of her life. There were photographs of her family, friends and childhood. There was also one of her partner of seven years, Julie Vazquez, who Ms Bailey explained was her future wife. They were dressed in fish costumes from the film Finding Nemo. That image set off a sequence of reactions from parents and school district officials that Ms Bailey, 31, says amount to discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Dallas. She says her career was damaged when she was accused of showing inappropriate images to children, put on leave and told she would be transferred.
She Showed Her Students A Picture Of Her Fiancé And Was Suspended. Now She Has A Huge Payout.
Texas Teacher Wins Settlement After Suspension For Showing Students Photo Of Wife
A lesbian art teacher in Texas has been put on paid administrative leave following a complaint by at least one parent regarding alleged conversations with students about her sexual identity. Stacy Bailey was placed on paid leave on September 8, due to a complaint regarding alleged conversations with students about her sexual identity. They saw photos of them during her introduction. They learned about various artists.
Lesbian teacher put on leave for showing class photo of her wife sues school for discrimination
The year-old teacher was suspended in September after the district "received complaints from parents about Ms. Bailey discussing her sexual orientation with elementary-aged students," according to a press release from the school district. A parent had complained to the school district that the award-winning teacher promoted a "homosexual agenda. Is she announcing her sexual orientation?
A Texas teacher has filed a lawsuit alleging she was put on leave and transferred after showing her class a photograph of her future wife. Stacy Bailey has twice been named teacher of the year at Charlotte Anderson elementary school in Arlington, Texas. Last August, at the start of a new school year, she put on a getting-to-know-you slideshow. When I have a wife, I should be able to say this is my wife without fear of harassment.