The facts: Carla Hale was fired by a school after her mother’s obituary identified Hale’s partner, also a woman. The Dispatch summarizes the relevant law: “A Columbus city ordinance makes it a misdemeanor for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on sexual orientation. City law also states that an employer cannot have a policy that discriminates based on sexual orientation. Those who are found guilty could face up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.”Curious to find the text of this law? Explore the text of the Columbus Municipal Code here.