Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Following up on my previous post, Students Petition To De-Gender All Seattle Law School Bathrooms: Law.com, Law Schools Are the Latest Battleground for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms:
At Seattle University School of Law, students who want to use one of the school’s two fully accessible gender-neutral bathrooms must travel up to the third floor of the law library via a specific stairwell or elevator.
At the University of Minnesota Law School, students seeking one of the school’s two gender-neutral bathrooms must go to the library’s fourth floor—a trip that can take up to 10 minutes.
Students on both campuses are lobbying administrators to add gender-neutral restrooms, following in the footsteps of Yale law students who successfully pushed to add the school’s first multi-stall gender-neutral restrooms earlier this year. Yale in February dedicated two new such restrooms, which required a legal challenge to a Connecticut building code that mandated a certain number of restrooms for men and women in every building.
Their counterparts at Seattle and Minnesota hope to achieve similar success.