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 Columbiaâ€™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 Districtâ€™s anti-discrimination law â€œprohibits any discrimination based directly or indirectly upon sex unless it is strictly necessary for the entity to remain in business.â€
And since for more than 25 years Catholic University has grown considerably without gender-segregated dorms, â€œit is very unlikely that this newly-unveiled plan would qualifyâ€ as a business necessity, Banzhaf added.
Gender Separation May Not Fly at Catholic U (NBC Washington)