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Gay man awarded $1,000 for 'fifi' comment
CBC via worldnetdaily ^ | 10/11/04 | staff

Posted on 10/12/2004 8:30:36 AM PDT by laotzu

MONTREAL - A gay man who was called a "fifi" by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal.

The man's name can't be revealed because of a publication ban.

The man told the judge he felt dehumanized, humiliated and degraded by the comment, which happened in November 2001 at Roger Poirier Automobile in Sorel, about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

The salesman, Marcel Bardier, used "discriminatory words in regard to [the complainant], by revealing his sexual orientation in hurtful and vexatious terms," wrote Judge Michele Pauze in her decision, according to the Montreal Gazette.

"Calling someone a `fifi' constitutes a scornful way of referring to homosexuals. The use of this term wounds and adds to the disgrace and lack of respect of human dignity a person [can suffer], homosexuals in particular."

In addition to the $1,000 in "moral damages," the car salesman and his employer must also pay interest and expenses.


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To: laotzu
A gay man who was called a "fifi" by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal.

Photo of the complainant (pick your favorite, I couldn't decide):


41 posted on 10/12/2004 9:11:21 AM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: lsee

O Heavens... God created that poor thing to be a wolf, and look what we've done to it! "All nature is fallen!"


42 posted on 10/12/2004 9:11:54 AM PDT by dangus
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To: laotzu

LMAO.

Canada has become more rediculous than America.

FIFI! LOL!!!!!


43 posted on 10/12/2004 9:13:36 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: No Blue States

Isn't that one of those public relations "trading cards" that the CHP hands out in the S.F., L.A. and Palms Springs stations?


44 posted on 10/12/2004 9:18:39 AM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: little jeremiah
"Animal Farm" is coming to fruition in Kanada. Thought and speech police are the law of the land.
45 posted on 10/12/2004 9:30:37 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: All

Pay him in gerbils.


46 posted on 10/12/2004 9:35:15 AM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: navycorpsman

Your post #10 is a good one! Welcome to FR!


47 posted on 10/12/2004 9:57:11 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: navycorpsman

Laughing harder!


48 posted on 10/12/2004 9:58:39 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: laotzu

"Fifi? Well, I for one have no idea what they are talking about. I know the man. He seems ok to me." - tommy daschole

49 posted on 10/12/2004 10:02:32 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: laotzu

"Zoot allors, 'e alzo called me ze 'puffer du Pierre'..."


50 posted on 10/12/2004 10:15:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: laotzu
TASTELESSNESS from a car salesman? *Shocked*

I've heard them ignore everything you say, lie to your face. I've even heard one male talk about feeling RAPED with a female customer because a car was stolen. Ugh.

No problem fining the business for this kind of slanderous practice. That said, he should've stormed off to another dealership and written letters of complaint to higher ups.

51 posted on 10/12/2004 10:28:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Why are we in Iraq? Just point the whiners here: http://www.massgraves.info)
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To: fish hawk

Help me out, fish hawk! How does a straight WASP get in on this lucrative racket? Somebody owes me - its the Democrat way.


52 posted on 10/12/2004 10:49:54 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!)
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To: laotzu

Oh, good Another word to use. Is it as affective as "pooof"?


53 posted on 10/12/2004 10:52:47 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda.

OK, troops. Add "fifi" to the list of words that are strictly verboten.

And some people think that "hatespeech" isn't on the agenda in the US among the homo-promoters?

Ha.

Let me and Scripter know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.


54 posted on 10/12/2004 11:07:59 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Marriage is the bedrock of human civilization. Destroy marriage, destroy human civilization.)
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To: laotzu

Hey, Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal: you rump raider fifi homos! STFU! C'mon Canada, break free from the lib-dem filth, and throw the subhumans out of office.


55 posted on 10/12/2004 11:09:47 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: laotzu

Any government that feels the need to establish anything called a "Human Rights Tribunal" is not worth the paper it is printed on. Or something to that effect.


56 posted on 10/12/2004 11:11:01 AM PDT by detsaoT (insert hot-button issue here.)
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To: Billthedrill

bump with no comment


57 posted on 10/12/2004 11:21:08 AM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: laotzu
"Calling someone a `fifi' constitutes a scornful way of referring to homosexuals.

Whoops. They're also starting to dislike the word homosexual now: Tolerance a 'One-Way Street' to Homosexual Activists, Says Attorney

58 posted on 10/12/2004 12:05:29 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: laotzu
The man told the judge he felt dehumanized, humiliated and degraded by the comment, ,...
"Calling someone a `fifi' constitutes a scornful way of referring to homosexuals. The use of this term wounds and adds to the disgrace and lack of respect of human dignity a person [can suffer], homosexuals in particular."

What a big jessie!

59 posted on 10/12/2004 12:35:51 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Liberals want to make things better by changing them, but not by so much so anybody would notice)
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To: navycorpsman

Ouch. You busy later?


60 posted on 10/13/2004 9:08:56 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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