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Dorchester man files discrimination against Catholic school, says he lost job because he was gay, married

Matthew Barrett, right, and his husband Ed Suplee.
Matthew Barrett, right, and his husband Ed Suplee.Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff

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Matthew Barrett thought he had found his dream job.

The Dorchester resident, who had worked in the food industry for two decades, said he was offered a job in July as food services director at Fontbonne Academy, a Roman Catholic-inspired secondary school in Milton. He accepted the job right away.

But the dream soon faded. Barrett, 43, said the offer was rescinded only two days later – once the school’s headmaster realized he had listed his husband as his emergency contact on paperwork he was asked to fill out after the job offer, according to a complaint he plans to file today with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

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