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Old 07-20-2007, 01:14 AM
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I just wanted to comment on this because I go to University of Nevada and our wack counterpart UNLV does still adhere to the brothel law. It is not a myth or a rumor. No sororities or frats have official houses because there is still a brothel law in nevada and UNLV and UNR are not in cities that allow brothels.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:32 AM
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Well Nevada is the only, or one of a few US states that allows prostitution in certain cities or something like that. Bunny Ranch anyone?
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:33 AM
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And yea this rumor is perpetuated for UCSD...in case you don't know about La Jolla, CA it's your typical rich neighborhood...so no brothels ever!
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:36 AM
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I just wanted to comment on this because I go to University of Nevada and our wack counterpart UNLV does still adhere to the brothel law. It is not a myth or a rumor. No sororities or frats have official houses because there is still a brothel law in nevada and UNLV and UNR are not in cities that allow brothels.
Please give us the exact legislation. Not what you've herd, what other have said, blah blah blah. Show us where is it in the law book?
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:37 AM
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I just wanted to comment on this because I go to University of Nevada and our wack counterpart UNLV does still adhere to the brothel law. It is not a myth or a rumor. No sororities or frats have official houses because there is still a brothel law in nevada and UNLV and UNR are not in cities that allow brothels.
Why would a brothel law prevent fraternity houses?

Unless you can actually cite a statute or ordinance, I'm calling it a myth.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:25 AM
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One more time . . .

Zoning laws - often restrict the number of unrelated persons who can live in a single family dwelling. They often also will not allow dwellings which allow more than a certain number of people to live in them in certain areas of the city/county. The specific use is often dictated - i.e., commercial vs. residential. Sometimes fraternity and sorority houses are not built at a certain university because of ZONING LAWS.

Brothel laws - an urban legend that will not die. If you feel your community has a brothel law, please post the relevant legal citation. We'd love to see it. Really.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:18 PM
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No doubt that the brothel law isn't what prevents Greek housing, but you guys know that Nevada really does have brothel laws, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Nevada
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:21 PM
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No doubt that the brothel law isn't what prevents Greek housing, but you guys know that Nevada really does have brothel laws, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Nevada
Have you actually READ that article? It reads like a review for a hotel, only it's reviewing brothels instead. Every section says "reference needed", and no sources or legistlation are actually cited in the article.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:36 PM
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Are you under the impression that they are all illegal as they are elsewhere?

Perhaps you should have clicked on this link http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-2...l#NRS244Sec345.

It appears to be a link to the state code there in the wiki article, and hey, what da ya know, it mentions how you can legally seek license for a house of prostitution. What is it that you thought brothels were?

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Old 07-20-2007, 12:39 PM
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Are you under the impression that they are all illegal as they are elsewhere?
No. I know they're legal. I just don't think bringing up a Wiki article is helping the cause.

I know what a brothel is.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:24 PM
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As far as I know, in 49 of 50 states, we can unequivocally say there are no brothel laws. In one state, it helps the cause to say, "In Nevada, there are no brothel laws that impede Greek housing" instead because they really do have laws about where brothels can and can't be located. Some poor gullible kid who might be willing to believe the typical brothel definition rule has even more reason to accept it as truth because he or she knows Nevada is not like the other states.

(I never understood the brothel law idea to begin with since women's dorms would have also fit the same definition it seems to me. I'm also not buying the number of "an important donor gave ookazillion dollars as long as they never had Greek housing for women" stories out there. But I'm not interested in debunking them one by one.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:47 PM
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(I never understood the brothel law idea to begin with since women's dorms would have also fit the same definition it seems to me.
Seems like that to me, too.

I'm really amazed by the "logic" that because there are no sorority (or fraternity) houses at a given school there must be a so called brothel law.

As SWTXBelle says, if laws restricting numbers of people in a house are almost certainly zoning laws.

Of course in some cases the effect may be the same.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:32 PM
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:51 PM
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So anyone able to back up their claim of Nevada outlawing greek housing due to prostitution and brothels?

Here's a freebie that took about two minutes on the Nevada State website.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-2...l#NRS244Sec345

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-3...l#NRS361Sec100

Gee, maybe I should get a job with Snopes.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:24 PM
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For the lazy...
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NRS 361.100 Exemption of property of university fraternities and sororities. All real property owned by any fraternity or sorority, or chapter thereof, which is composed of students of the University of Nevada, Reno, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and used as a home for its members is exempt from taxation.

[Part 1:344:1953; A 1954, 29; 1955, 340]—(NRS A 1967, 982; 1969, 1432; 1979, 132; 1991, 2093)
Clearly not illegal to have them or they wouldn't be mentioned.

And the other law is for licensure of houses of prostitution, suggesting that you're not one unless you're licensed as one (or illegally acting as one without a license.) No sorority house is going to fall under those guidelines
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