These cases bring into sharp focus the question whether the Constitution permits government-sponsored institutions of higher learning on the basis of sex. Such institutions have a lengthy history in this country and, during the early years of the Republic, were the rule rather than the exception. Tradition, however, is not the test of constitutional permissibility.
Lizabeth A. Moody,
The Constitution and the One-Sex College,
20 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol20/iss3/6