By Abigail Rubenstein (April 3, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge ruled Thursday that an unmarried Catholic schoolteacher who was fired after becoming pregnant can proceed with a discrimination suit, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the ministerial exception to employment discrimination laws.
U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel refused to dismiss Christa Dias' pregnancy bias and breach of contract suit against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, finding that Dias — unlike the Lutheran schoolteacher at the center of the high court's ruling recognizing the exception in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — should not be considered a minister, and...
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