Law prof to sue CUA over single sex dorms

George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf has filed notice that he intends to sue Catholic University over its plan to gender-segregate its dorms.

Banzhaf argues that the plan constitutes illegal sex discrimination under the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Act, NBC Washington reports.

Banzhaf has won more than 100 legal actions under the statute, he said in a statement, adding that the District’s anti-discrimination law “prohibits any discrimination based directly or indirectly upon sex unless it is strictly necessary for the entity to remain in business.”

And since for more than 25 years Catholic University has grown considerably without gender-segregated dorms, “it is very unlikely that this newly-unveiled plan would qualify” as a business necessity, Banzhaf added.


Gender Separation May Not Fly at Catholic U (NBC Washington)