Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Man in same-sex marriage files complaint after Catholic school rescinds job offer

Matthew BarrettA Massachusetts man who is civilly married to another man has filed a complaint with the state’s Commission Against Discrimination after a Catholic school rescinded its job offer. 

Matthew Barrett said that he had been offered a job as food services director at Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Massachusetts, and that “the offer was rescinded only two days later -- once the head of school realized Barrett had listed his husband as his emergency contact,” according to a Boston Globe report. 

“She said the Catholic religion doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, and that was her excuse,” said Barrett. “She said, ‘We cannot hire you.’”

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