Jessica Hudson, 34, claims she was fired days after being hired as the Bob Burdette Center's executive director because board members perceived her to be a lesbian. Her attorney, Rick Brown, argues that they fired her because she didn't meet their standards as to what a woman should be.
Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster listens as Rick Brown, attorney for Jessica Hudson, presents evidence in the trial over Hudson's wrongful termination lawsuit.
Sam Sommerville, president of the board of directors at the Bob Burdette Center, testified Wednesday that some board members wanted to fire Jessica Hudson because they believed she was a lesbian. Board members maintain they fired Hudson because she misrepresented herself in her resume.