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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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1 posted on 10/12/2004 8:30:37 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Stupid Fifi Canada.


2 posted on 10/12/2004 8:31:51 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: laotzu

Next time a canadian is called a "breeder" by a gay they should file suit claiming distress and humiliation by the derogatory comment.


3 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:08 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: laotzu

The lawsuit just proves he is a fifi.


4 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:16 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: laotzu
The man's name can't be revealed because of a publication ban.

Wouldn't it be funny if it was "Fifi"?

5 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:32 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: laotzu

The $1000 award winner was quoted as saying...

"Thank goodness, I will use this $1000 to Martha Stewart my studio apartment and get a back wax and manicure."


6 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:54 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: laotzu
Well, it DID hurt my feelings


7 posted on 10/12/2004 8:34:35 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Phantom Lord
Next time a canadian is called a "breeder" by a gay they should file suit claiming distress and humiliation by the derogatory comment.

"Breeders" aren't a "protected class."

8 posted on 10/12/2004 8:35:14 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Hurl the invective!)
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To: HamiltonJay

Fifi?? Isn't that what the "F" in John F. Kerry stands for?


9 posted on 10/12/2004 8:35:42 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: laotzu

To be called "Fifi", I bet the bone-smuggler was acting in a way that portrays all the cliche negative stereotypes of 13 year old mall rats. How offensive is that!


11 posted on 10/12/2004 8:36:05 AM PDT by evolved_rage (Kerry is a socialist.)
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To: laotzu

Let's see, Americans have been called "idiots" and "bastards" by prominent Liberal politicians, but that's OK then.


12 posted on 10/12/2004 8:37:05 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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Someone loan me $10,000...I want to call him a faggot.

HAHA Good one.

13 posted on 10/12/2004 8:37:47 AM PDT by Living Free in NH (Where am I and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Puppage
John F.ifi Kerry?
14 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:08 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (todo su país es pertenece a nosotros)
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To: laotzu

We should withdraw from Iraq and use those troops to liberate conservative (and oil and gas rich) western Canada from these socialist morons. At least they would appreciate being freed from oppression.


15 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:22 AM PDT by Ahban
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To: navycorpsman
Someone loan me $10,000...I want to call him a faggot.

ROTFL!
16 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:25 AM PDT by right wing
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To: laotzu

Freedom of speech is truly under threat from the left wing thought police in Canada. There is great wisdom to the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never harm me". Absent clear and present danger of actual violence, the government has no business regulating speech of this kind.


17 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:55 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: navycorpsman

Oh you bad boy! Quit reading my mind! LMAO!


18 posted on 10/12/2004 8:42:11 AM PDT by Petes Sandy Girl
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To: laotzu

He should have just asked if he had sugar in his gas tank


19 posted on 10/12/2004 8:42:19 AM PDT by The Brush
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Oui,oui


20 posted on 10/12/2004 8:43:26 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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