Gay couple accuses University of Hawaii of housing discrimination

March 11, 2008
School sued after it denies family housing to two men because they are not a legally married couple

A student and his gay partner is suing the University of Hawaii because they were denied family housing at the Manoa campus. History major Joseph O'Leary and his partner, Phi Ngo, a student at a private Honolulu college, were approved for family housing at the Manoa campus in the 2006-07 school year. O'Leary's application for family housing was denied for 2007-08; university officials informed him that they provide family housing only for legally married couples and that the earlier approval was an mistake.

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