Teachers Still Suing Christian Schools over Sex Standards (Despite Hosanna-Tabor)

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court may have strengthened the rights of Christian employers, but Cincinnati jury sides with lesbian teacher fired after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination.

Update (June 4): A jury in Cincinnati, Ohio, has ruled that the local Catholic archdiocese unjustly discriminated against a teacher who was fired after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination. According to the Associated Press, the teacher, Christa Dias, argued that "she was fired simply because she was pregnant and unmarried. (However) the archdiocese's attorney said Dias was fired because artificial insemination violated church doctrine and a contract requiring her to follow Catholic teachings."

But the Cinncinnati Archdiocese may appeal the ruling, which legal experts say "could have a much wider legal impact" if the ministerial exception is raised in court.

In a similar case in Indiana, a court recently ruled that some records can remain confidential of a teacher allegedly fired over in-vitro fertilization. CT previously reported on the Ohio case and examined why fired teachers are suing Christian schools.

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[Original blog, posted March 4, 2013]

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