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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:33 PM

Family Research Council Sued For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Source: Huffington Post

The former director of women’s and reproductive health at the Family Research Council, a prominent Christian conservative advocacy group, is suing the organization, claiming it retaliated against her and fired her after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against her boss.

According to court documents first obtained and reported by journalist Evan Gahr, former FRC employee Moira Gaul, 42, filed a complaint in 2009 with the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission in which she accused her supervisor of gender discrimination. She claimed that her boss, the director of the Center for Human Life and Bioethics at the time, referred to the use of birth control pills as "whoring around," addressed emails to her with the words "hi cutie," pressured her to attend parties, and referred to her as a "young, attractive woman."

"His attitude toward me and other women was rude, belittling, and at times, angry," she wrote in the complaint.

Gahr identified Gaul's former supervisor as prominent anti-abortion lawyer William Saunders, who now works at the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life. Saunders and his attorney, William J. Hickey, did not respond to requests for comment on the case.

Read more: www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/family-research-council-sexual-harassment_n_2322995.html

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Major Nikon Dec 2012 OP
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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:34 PM

1. FRC being sexist? How shocking!

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:35 PM

2. Sorry. Having a little trouble working up sympathy for her.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:43 PM

3. Their Anti-Gay Dept Heads Almost Always Are or Face Accusations of Being Gay

Pathetic.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:59 PM

4. She's surprised that her misogynistic boss

would hit on her? Be disrespectful toward her? She needs to wake up.

And sue the pants off them.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:17 PM

5. "rude, belittling, and at times, angry," toward women?

Yeah, if you don't like sexism you probably shouldn't work at a place that actively promotes sexism.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:52 PM

6. Please replace prominent Christian conservative advocacy group with...

"hate group". SPLC designates them as such, and the FRC fit the bill directly.

I sincerely hope Moira Gaul is successful in her lawsuit.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:09 PM

7. Hate Group. - K&R n/t

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