Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pro-marriage Sportscaster’s Complaint Dismissed by Canadian Human Rights Commission

TORONTO, April 15, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly two years after sportscaster Damian Goddard was fired by Rogers Communications, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed his complaint in which he alleged that he was fired because he had publicly voiced support for the traditional definition of marriage.

On May 10, 2011, the former Connected star tweeted that he “completely and wholeheartedly” supports “the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.” Rogers immediately distanced themselves from the tweet, and then fired him within 24 hours.

Goddard on the set of Connected
In June 2011, Goddard, a devout Roman Catholic, filed a human rights complaint alleging religious discrimination.
But he received a letter from the Commission on April 15th  advising him that they had dismissed the complaint. “The evidence does not support a link between the complainant's religion and the termination of his employment contract,” they wrote.

Despite the setback, Goddard has vowed to press on. “One day, I was a sports anchor in excellent standing with my employers at Rogers Communications Inc., and the next day following a tweet defending marriage, I was fired from my job,” he told LifeSiteNews. “Those are the facts.  And I look forward to taking this fight to the next stage.”

Read more at Life Site News.

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