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Gay Boston Man Says Catholic School Rescinded His Job

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A Boston man says a Roman Catholic school rescinded a job offer after finding out he was married to another man. He has now filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

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The 43-year-old says the offer was rescinded two days later when the head of the school realized Barrett had listed his spouse as his emergency contact.

Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which is representing Barrett in the complaint filed Thursday, says the school violated 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.

[Associated Press]

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