Skip to comments.Gay man awarded $1,000 for 'fifi' comment
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.
Photo of the complainant (pick your favorite, I couldn't decide):
O Heavens... God created that poor thing to be a wolf, and look what we've done to it! "All nature is fallen!"
Canada has become more rediculous than America.
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?
Pay him in gerbils.
Your post #10 is a good one! Welcome to FR!
"Fifi? Well, I for one have no idea what they are talking about. I know the man. He seems ok to me." - tommy daschole
"Zoot allors, 'e alzo called me ze 'puffer du Pierre'..."
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.
Help me out, fish hawk! How does a straight WASP get in on this lucrative racket? Somebody owes me - its the Democrat way.
Oh, good Another word to use. Is it as affective as "pooof"?
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?
Let me and Scripter know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.
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.
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.
bump with no comment
Whoops. They're also starting to dislike the word homosexual now: Tolerance a 'One-Way Street' to Homosexual Activists, Says Attorney
What a big jessie!
Ouch. You busy later?
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