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Gay couple settles lawsuit against UH

HONOLULU (KHNL) -  It's been more than a year since a gay couple was denied access to housing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

And Friday a settlement was reached between the two parties.

Phi Ngo and Joseph O'Leary were living in family housing on the Manoa campus while O'Leary was working towards a degree.

But when they tried to renew their housing application they were denied because the university said they were not a married couple.

As part of the settlement, the university has revised its housing policy to provide accommodations for committed same-sex couples.

The attorney for Ngo and O'Leary says he's pleased with the outcome.

"We were happy that during this process the University showed a willingness to discuss the matter with us and to resolve our client's complaints and to revise their policy without prolonged litigation," said Clyde Wadsworth, plaintiff's attorney.

Part of the settlement also included financial compensation.

Both O'Leary and Ngo have since moved back to the mainland

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