Jury to get case over pregnant Ohio teacher firing
Written by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press   
Friday, 31 May 2013 13:40

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jury is ready to begin deliberations in a teacher's lawsuit alleging the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired her after becoming pregnant through artificial insemination.

An attorney for Christa Dias  said during closing arguments Friday that Dias was fired in 2010 solely because she was pregnant and unmarried. Attorney Robert Klingler says the firing violated anti-discrimination laws. He says the jury has a chance to show that the archdiocese isn't above the law.

The attorney representing the archdiocese and two of its schools says Dias had violated Catholic doctrine and her contract. He says if the jury finds in favor of Dias, it would send a message across the country that it's not OK for religious organizations to enforce their own doctrine.


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