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Old 10-03-2014, 01:22 AM
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Every campus and GLO should put out a memo at the beginning of the school year that simply says, "The Brothel Law is a myth. The end."



It's amazing to me that this has been passed around in so many states and towns for so many years, and that people believe it. And even with social media, the myth hasn't lost speed, but instead, it seems to have gained it.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:02 AM
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State by State...

It would be nice if we could verify that every state does have sorority housing as part of debunking it. I quickly checked Wyoming, because that state only has one school with Greek Life (or the potential for Greek Life) and that one isn't a problem to verify. http://chaptersites.chiomega.com/default.aspx?site=101 .

Still like to be able to contact that law professor...
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:39 AM
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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.

A LAW PROFESSOR.
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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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It would be nice if we could verify that every state does have sorority housing as part of debunking it. I quickly checked Wyoming, because that state only has one school with Greek Life (or the potential for Greek Life) and that one isn't a problem to verify. http://chaptersites.chiomega.com/default.aspx?site=101 .

Still like to be able to contact that law professor...
It likely would never be a state issue to begin with - it would be a city or county ordinance. Detailed land use and planning laws are usually enacted at the local level, though you may have state laws that influence land use policy-making and governance in a broad way.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:42 AM
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Even more frustrating, in my experience, than the myth is when you try to tell someone it's a myth they argue with you and don't usually believe you.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:16 AM
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If people don't believe me, I just send them the link to this myth on Snopes.com.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:32 AM
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If people don't believe me, I just send them the link to this myth on Snopes.com.
I've basically given up on trying to educate people on the brothel law myth. Ugh.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:03 PM
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Every campus and GLO should put out a memo at the beginning of the school year that simply says, "The Brothel Law is a myth. The end."



It's amazing to me that this has been passed around in so many states and towns for so many years, and that people believe it. And even with social media, the myth hasn't lost speed, but instead, it seems to have gained it.
The campuses are usually the ones propogating it. This way they can say "awww, so sorry, we'd LOVE to help you but our hands are tied."
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"The Brothel Law is a myth. The end."
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:37 AM
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Once heard it from an international officer. Had to bite my tongue.
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