Southern Alberta Couple Claims They Were Driven Out of Workplace For Being 'Too Gay'

Alyssa and Sheri Monk were one of five married couples working for Pincher Creek Emergency Services, but say they were the only ones reprimanded for talking about their personal lives at work. (Rosa Marchitelli/CBC)

Sheri and Alyssa Monk say they were discriminated against and expected to follow different rules than their heterosexual colleagues while working in Pincher Creek.

A local lesbian couple says they were driven out of their jobs as paramedics and firefighters in southwest Alberta for being "too gay."

Sheri and Alyssa Monk of Pincher Creek telling the CBC they were discriminated against and expected to follow different rules than their heterosexual colleagues, noting they were told not to talk about their personal lives at work and that the word "wife" was off limits.

The women have filed a complaint with the Alberta's Human Rights Commission about how they were treated while working in the emergency services department in Pincher Creek.

According to the CBC report, the town's Emergency Services Department has denied any discrimination. (Story posted to CJOC News by Pat Siedlecki. Credit to CBC)

You can see the full CBC article here: Couple Claims Discrimination

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