Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
A woman says her sexual orientation is the reason she was fired by the Salvation Army in Burlington. The organization did not confirm that, but tells ABC 22 that Dani Morantez's beliefs are not in line with their mission.
Dani Morantez is accusing the Salvation Army of firing her for being bisexual. She was there for only two months, well within her probationary period... but she says her termination came far too quickly after revealing her sexual orientation.
"I believe the reason I was fired was for my sexual orientation," Morantez said.
Morantez was a Salvation Army case worker, for her it was a dream job. "I've always been interested in helping marginalized populations," she said.
And for the non-Christian bisexual, working for the faith based Salvation Army didn't matter, until she read the fine print.
"It actually said we can not hire or fire you based on your sexual orientation and then it said, however and that word scared me," Morantez said.
She signed the handbook anyway, but days later wrote a letter to her supervisors revealing her sexual orientation and religious beliefs.
"The only new information they were getting was that I was bisexual," she said.
This was on a Friday, Morantez was fired Monday.
"It clearly had to do with this because I had a spotless record with them," said Morantez.
I asked the salvation army why? The Salvation Army's Director of Development Craig Evans said, "Based on information she provided about her own personal conflicts with the organizational mission of the salvation army, determination was made that continued employment was not either in her best interest or the Salvation Army."
And when I asked specifically if it would be inaccurate to say she was fired for being bisexual... he replied, "It would be incorrect to say that she was fired for being bisexual," Evans said.
Morantez is working with the non profit organization "Truth Wins Out" and plans to take her case to the Vermont Attorney General's Civil Liberties division.
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