No verdict in case of fired pregnant Ohio teacher

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jury will resume deliberations Monday in a teacher’s lawsuit alleging the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati violated anti-discrimination laws when she was fired after becoming pregnant through artificial insemination.

The jury hearing the federal lawsuit by Christa Dias (DEYE’-us) against the archdiocese and two of its schools deliberated throughout Friday afternoon before breaking for the weekend.

Dias’ attorney said during closing arguments she was fired in 2010 because she was pregnant and unmarried and that violated anti-discrimination laws.

The attorney representing the archdiocese and the schools says artificial insemination violated Catholic doctrine and Dias’ contract. He says the contract required her to abide by Catholic Church teachings.

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