Saturday, December 19, 2015

Catholic School Must Hire Homosexuals, Court Rules

In a potential landmark case countering the First Amendment, Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Douglas H. Wilkins ruled that Massachusetts anti-discrimination law trumps the religious liberty of the private all-girls Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Massachusetts (south of Boston), which argued that hiring a man in a same-sex "marriage" would be "inconsistent" with Catholic Church teachings.
“It is clear that, because he is male, he suffered gender discrimination when he was denied employment for marrying a person whom a female could have married without suffering the same consequences.”
-- Justice Douglas H. Wilkins
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-- From "Judge Rules Against Fontbonne Academy In Gay-Hiring Retraction" by The Associated Press 12/17/15

Matthew Barrett was offered a job [in 2013] as Fontbonne Academy‘s food services director, but the offer was withdrawn after he listed his husband as his emergency contact.

Barrett sued. A judge ruled Wednesday that the school discriminated against him based on sexual orientation and gender. The judge rejected Fontbonne’s claim that it should be exempt from the law because it would infringe on free exercise of religion. The Catholic church opposes same-sex marriage.

The judge said the exemption applies only if a religious organization limits admission. Fontbonne is open to students and employees of all faiths.

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From "Catholic Girls' School Violated Gay Man's Rights, Court Rules" by Reuters at Huffington Post 12/17/15

The school argued that as a Catholic institution, it had an obligation for all staff to model the values of the church, which teaches that homosexual activity is immoral.

"He was not denied employment for any advocacy of same-sex marriage or gay rights; he only listed his husband as an emergency contact on a 'new hire' form," [Judge] Wilkins wrote.

He noted that Fontbonne also employs people who are not Catholic as well as those who are married outside the church.

Fontbonne said in a statement: "We have received the court's decision in this matter and are considering our options."

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From "Milton Catholic school loses gay bias case" by Laura Crimaldi, Boston Globe Staff 12/17/15

Barrett’s lawyer, Ben Klein of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, said the decision marks the first time a judge has rejected a religious organization’s assertion that it had a constitutional right not to hire employees because they were spouses in same-sex marriages.

Several legal experts contacted Thursday by the Globe said they believed the ruling was the first in a legal dispute involving a religious organization and an employee in a same-sex marriage.

Barrett, 45, who lives in Dorchester, sued Fontbonne in Norfolk Superior Court last year, claiming that the school discriminated against him on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender.

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From "Court: Catholic school Fontbonne Academy discriminated against gay man" posted at WCVB-TV5 (Boston, MA) 12/17/15

. . . John Bagley, attorney for Fontbonne, argued there is an exemption from employment laws for certain religious institutions.  . . . [saying] that the school's message was being interfered with by the hiring of someone who is in a same sex marriage which the Catholic church doesn't acknowledge or condone.

He said it would conflicted with teachings in theology class if students see an employee at the school who is engaging in a practice inconsistent with what is taught in the classroom.

"There are many activities at the school that are outside of the classroom setting in which spouses are invited," Bagley told the judge.

He also said when interviewed for the position then Head Mistress Mary Ellen Barnes told Barrett even though he would not be teaching he would have to "model the faith" as an employee of Fontbonne.

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From "Judge: School broke law vs. man in same-sex marriage" by Bob McGovern, Boston Herald 12/18/15

Wilkins ruled the religious exemption to Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination law did not apply because Fontbonne employs and educates people of all faiths.

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts called the decision “a frontal assault on religious freedom, an appalling subordination of the First Amendment to the Massachusetts gay rights law, and a victory by homosexual activists in their campaign to coerce Christians into compliance with same-sex marriage.”

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