The Fox News website reports today (July 18, 2011) that Catholic University of America (CUA) President John Garvey is being sued for requiring all CUA dormitories to be single-sex.
Starting this fall, CUA -- which had some coed dorms last academic year -- will reinstate an old policy of all gender-segregated dorms.
Garvey has stressed the need to return to Catholic values, saying the change would work to reduce binge drinking and promiscuous sex.
John Banzhaf -- the lawyer who is suing CUA -- maintains that Garvey's decision was not motivated by Catholic values, but was purely for secular reasons. He also claims the switch back to only same-sex dorms violates students' human rights.