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UPDATE: Jury Out On Teacher Let Go Due to "Immoral" Pregnancy

CINCINNATI -- The jury is out on the case of the teacher who was fired in 2010 by the Catholic archdiocese after becoming pregnant through artificial insemination.

Dias sued the archdiocese and two of its schools. Dias' lawyer argued she was fired simply because she was pregnant and unmarried.

The federal jury ruled in favor of Christa Dias, awarding her more than $170,000. 

The jury believed the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati discriminated against Dias after stating she violated church doctrine and a contract requiring Dias to follow Catholic teachings.

Dias declined to comment after the trial.



Earlier coverage:

CINCINNATI -- The trial continues Wednesday for the Ohio teacher who claims she was fired for getting pregnant.

Christa Dias is suing the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, saying she was let go because she isn't married and she had a baby through artificial insemination.

The Archdiocese says the process violates Church doctrine and is immoral.

Dias claims Church policies aren't enforced equally against men and women.



Earlier coverage:

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The trial is beginning in a teacher's lawsuit
alleging a Catholic Archdiocese violated anti-discrimination laws by
firing her over her pregnancy from artificial insemination.

Opening statements are expected Tuesday in Christa Dias' federal lawsuit
against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two schools.
The lawsuit says her 2010 firing violated federal and state laws. Dias
says she was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried and that
Church policies aren't enforced equally against men and women.

The Archdiocese says Dias was fired because artificial insemination is
immoral and violated church doctrine and her contract. The archdiocese
also says Dias was a ministerial employee and the Supreme Court has said
religious groups can dismiss those employees without government
interference.

Dias says she taught computer technology and had no ministerial duties.

 
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