Adam White was a student at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. The university is owned by the Mormon church and abides by its teachings, including a ban on homosexuality. This "honor" code applies to students living in university housing. White had lived in "university-approved" housing when he told one of his three roommates (in confidence) that he was gay.
The roommate quickly told White's other roommates and one night, the three, according to White, forcibly removed him and his possessions from from his room. White suffered a bruised rib, as well as temporary homelessness, as a result.
Later, White was formally evicted by the housing complex.
White sued and last week, the housing complex settled the case in his favor. Additionally, BYU has conducted an investigation into the alleged assault but is not revealing the findings. Technically, according to the university, revealing sexual attraction does not break the honor code, but acting on it does.
Below is a BYU "It Gets Better" campaign video that White participated in.