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May 10, 2016

Mass. Catholic School Settles Suit Over Job Pulled From Gay Man

A Boston-area man who lost an employment offer from a Catholic school after revealing that he had a same-sex spouse will receive an undisclosed payment as part of a settlement with the institution, ending a two-year legal battle, reports The Boston Globe.

Fontbonne Academy, an all-girls school in Milton, Mass., agreed not to appeal a December court finding that it illegally discriminated against Matthew Barrett, who had been hired for a food-service position in 2013. The offer was rescinded after Mr. Barrett submitted paperwork listing his husband as his emergency contact. The December ruling is believed by legal specialists to be the first in which a U.S. judge rejected a faith nonprofit’s claim of a constitutional right not to hire people who are in same-sex marriages.