Fired University of Toledo administrator sues school

The University of Toledo's main campus

A University of Toledo administrator who was fired after criticizing gay rights in a newspaper column is suing the school for violating her free speech rights.

The woman says the university treated her differently than other employees who have expressed personal opinions.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court is seeking that Crystal Dixon be reinstated as associate vice president for human resources at Toledo.

Dixon wrote in a newspaper column in April that gay rights can't be compared to civil rights because homosexuality is a choice.

The university says Dixon's statements damaged her ability to perform her job.