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Old 11-24-2011, 12:06 PM
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I thought they weren't legal in Vegas itself, though.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:16 PM
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^^^correct, not in Clark County or all counties, just specific counties in NV and there is history/reason for that. The point is that brothels per se are legal in NV. This whole discussion of brothels is goofy. If it were true, then there would be no same-sex dorms. This topic has already been beaten into the ground. Pesky urban legend!
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:43 PM
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I thought they weren't legal in Vegas itself, though.
Yes, but what was cited was Nevada state law, which does permit them.
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^^^correct, not in Clark County or all counties, just specific counties in NV and there is history/reason for that. The point is that brothels per se are legal in NV. This whole discussion of brothels is goofy. If it were true, then there would be no same-sex dorms. This topic has already been beaten into the ground. Pesky urban legend!
Oh, right, I know that's not the reason there aren't sorority houses, it was more of an off-topic observation on my part.

And, as I pointed out a few pages back, there are locales that have laws about too many non-related people living together. Dorms are, in the cases I know about, exempt from such laws. So, I don't think you can say "such a law doesn't exist, as proven by the existence of dorms". Laws of this sort DO exist, they just don't single out women vs. men, and they don't apply to dorms or the type of sorority houses we usually think of, i.e. one owned by a housing corporation or HQ where individual women sign individual leases. If ten women in decided to get together and rent a house to be their sorority house, it would absolutely be against the law in some locations, it just has nothing to do with brothels.
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Technically, in Bangor Maine, places where five or more unrelated women live together is considered a brothel. Our alumni association had a hard time getting an off-campus house for us (since our school won't let us have one on campus, but that's an entirely different story). Our brothers alumni actually had to get the house, because it would've been okay for five or more men to live there who weren't related. An old law that a lot of people have been trying to get fixed since there is about five colleges surrounding it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:59 PM
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Technically, in Bangor Maine, places where five or more unrelated women live together is considered a brothel. Our alumni association had a hard time getting an off-campus house for us (since our school won't let us have one on campus, but that's an entirely different story). Our brothers alumni actually had to get the house, because it would've been okay for five or more men to live there who weren't related. An old law that a lot of people have been trying to get fixed since there is about five colleges surrounding it.
Did you read any part of this thread?
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Technically, in Bangor Maine, places where five or more unrelated women live together is considered a brothel.
And yet a search of the Bangor Codes of Ordinances did not turn up a single instance of the word "brothel."

So unless you can cite and quote something to back up your assertion, I'm assuming that "technically," you're confusing a brothel law with a zoning ordinance that says five or more unrelated people cannot share a house in an area that is zoned residential, or something to that effect.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:42 PM
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I think the problem is some jurisdictions and media outlets are using "brothel law" and claiming that these laws have existed for decades. They need to stop using that phrasing and simply express that some jurisdictions do not want over a certain number of (unrelated?) people (male and female) living in one dwelling for whatever reasons.

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Snopes has a good article on this crazy topic.

http://www.snopes.com/college/halls/brothel.asp

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:53 PM
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I think the problem is some jurisdictions and media outlets are using "brothel law" and claiming that these laws have existed for decades.
I think that's exactly the problem, except I doubt many (if any) jurisdictions actually use that term. I think it's one of those phrases that found its way into popular usage and the media perpetuate it.
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Oh man. I just heard a law professor tell her class that Pennsylvania has a brothel law and therefore there are no sorority houses in the state.

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Oh man. I just heard a law professor tell her class that Pennsylvania has a brothel law and therefore there are no sorority houses in the state.

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Did you tell her there are sorority houses all over PA?
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:47 AM
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Did you tell her there are sorority houses all over PA?
I get the same thing! I go to school in VA and people are like "the reason our campus won't get sorority housing is because of the brothel law, it's so annoying!" and im like well I guess someone should tell W&M, UVA and Virginia Tech because they definitely missed the memo!
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