When administrators learned that High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald was married to a woman – her partner of 22 years. She was given the option to dissolve her marriage or resign. In this video, Ellen DeGeneres meets with Shelly to talk about the experience.
Here are some links for further reading about Shelly Fitzgerald’s story.
- “During ‘Ellen’ interview, Roncalli counselor placed on leave says school outed her,” CBS 4 Indianapolis, Kyle Hicks, 17 Sep 2018.
- “Indiana Catholic high school can legally fire counselor over same-sex marriage, expert says,” USA TODAY, 18 Sep 2018.
- “Roncalli counselor Shelly Fitzgerald on ‘Ellen’ show says school outed her ‘to the world’,” Indianapolis Star, Arika Herron, 18 Sep 2018.
- “School Administrator ‘Stunned’ After Being Suspended Because She’s Married to a Woman,” New York Times, 15 Aug 2018.