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Gay Boston Man Says Catholic School Rescinded Job

Thursday Jan 30, 2014
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A Boston man says in a complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that a Roman Catholic school rescinded a job offer after finding out he was married to another man.

Matthew Barrett said he landed his dream job when Fontbonne Academy in Milton hired him as food services director last July.

The 43-year-old Barrett says the offer was rescinded two days later when the head of school realized Barrett had listed his spouse as his emergency contact.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which is representing Barrett in the complaint filed Thursday, says the school violated state anti-discrimination laws.

Fontbonne Academy, an all-girls high school, released a statement to The Boston Globe ( ) saying it does not comment on personnel matters or on pending or threatened litigation.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-01-30 11:57:33

    It’s a familiar story filled with irony. Catholic institutions are okay with single (and popular) lgbt people, but once we settle down and marry, then it’s a problem. I had a chat with the priest who fired my partner for a similar "offense" and the rationale was inconsistent and lame.

  • sjenner, 2014-01-30 14:48:38

    It’s how the Church manifests God’s infinite love. It’s also the reason why Catholic schools don’t hire Protestants (especially divorced ones) and non-Christians who fail to adhere to Doctrine (for example by denying the divinity of Jesus and worshipping other gods) ... Oh wait ... They do. Hmmmm that is confusing. Guess it’s just the gay part they find objectionable - like the Jew part before Hitler made that an unpopular excuse during WWII.

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