Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Complaint against Catholic U. for single-sex dorms is dismissed

Catholic World News - November 30, 2011

The District of Colombia has dismissed a sex-discrimination case against the Catholic University of America (CUA), brought by an activist who objected to the school’s return to single-sex dormitories.

The Office of Human Rights rejected the complaint brought by John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, noting that housing males and females in separate dorms does not constitute discrimination against either sex.

Banzhaf has filed a separate complaint against CUA for allegedly discriminating against Muslim students by failing to provide them with rooms designated for Islamic prayer. The Office of Human Rights has not yet taken action on that complaint.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($21,772 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,228.44
62% 38%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: john1948 - Dec. 02, 2011 6:47 AM ET USA

    Catholic Univeristy should sue John Banzhaf for any legal costs it incurred in this bogus sex-discrimination case.

  • Posted by: kmbold - Dec. 01, 2011 1:38 PM ET USA

    Seems to me that omitting publishing the complaint-happy lawyer's name would slow down this sort of activity.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

An unexpected surge in confessions? 13 hours ago
The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching 18 hours ago
In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action August 20
As Catholic News Unfolds... August 19
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West August 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8