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Lesbian sues company for discrimination

PETALUMA, Calif. -- A Cloverdale woman is suing a Petaluma computer company for discrimination, saying she was recruited to move from out of state for a job, then dismissed after she, a lesbian, objected to being shown a religious video by an outspoken preacher who believes gays are sinners.

Attorneys for Ginny White filed suit in Sonoma County Superior Court last month against GC Micro, a multi-million dollar company based in Petaluma that, according to its website, supplies computer equipment and services to government agencies, the aerospace industry and Fortune 1,000 companies.

The suit names company chief executive Belinda Guadarrama and her ex-husband and company principal, Lloyd Chapman. It alleges discrimination based on White’s gender and sexual orientation, state labor code violations and fraud.

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