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Old 01-21-2008, 04:13 PM
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At the University of Tenn the girs dont have houses they have there own dorms, they are getting townhouses built for them dont know when that will happen though
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:37 PM
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I know in my hometown the "brothel law" is why there are no sorority houses. At least, that's what the students are told. On my campus, we don't have houses for more practical reasons.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:55 PM
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I know in my hometown the "brothel law" is why there are no sorority houses. At least, that's what the students are told.
Who tells them this? The city? The administration? Is it written anywhere, or is it one of those urban legends?
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:11 PM
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I know in my hometown the "brothel law" is why there are no sorority houses. At least, that's what the students are told. On my campus, we don't have houses for more practical reasons.
The brothel law is the RUMOR for why you don't have houses.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:07 PM
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"Brothel House" If True why isn't folks fighting the laws that prohibit?
Ummmm, 'cause as this thread says over and over, it isn't true?
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:16 PM
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Ummmm, 'cause as this thread says over and over, it isn't true?

Ummm, I guess some do not read the thread!

It is called BS and excusses by some schools.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:44 PM
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:16 AM
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It was told to me that it was againt the law when I first went through that we couldn't have houses for this reason. But as I am in my sorority I'm slowing realizing it's because if one sorority got a house the administration wants all the sororities to have houses. :-P
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:16 PM
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It's actually true in some states. My sister was in a house at a school in New Hampshire and they had brothel laws. Not even just with regard to sororities. She lived in a house with a bunch of girls and they had to make sure to have a certain amount of kitchens so they could divide it into "apartments" and get around the law.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:58 PM
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It's actually true in some states. My sister was in a house at a school in New Hampshire and they had brothel laws. Not even just with regard to sororities. She lived in a house with a bunch of girls and they had to make sure to have a certain amount of kitchens so they could divide it into "apartments" and get around the law.
THERE IS NOT A BROTHEL LAW IN ANY STATE. IT IS A ZONING LAW.

If a bunch of guys had lived in that house, they would have had to do the same thing.

Plus, whether a housing unit has a kitchen has nothing to do with whether or not it's an apartment.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:27 PM
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THERE IS NOT A BROTHEL LAW IN ANY STATE. IT IS A ZONING LAW.

If a bunch of guys had lived in that house, they would have had to do the same thing.

Plus, whether a housing unit has a kitchen has nothing to do with whether or not it's an apartment.
Yep and those zoning laws don't apply to sorority houses as a rule. Townhomes/apartments are a whole different ball game.

/for LetsgoFlyAKite cause 33girl knows this shit.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:49 PM
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Well, I know UMass Lowell doesn't have any sorority houses near campus, but its definitely because of the city's law against it. It was written about in the campus paper back in September. it isn't technically a "brothel law", but is referred to as such.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:51 PM
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Well, I know UMass Lowell doesn't have any sorority houses near campus, but its definitely because of the city's law against it. It was written about in the campus paper back in September. it isn't technically a "brothel law", but is referred to as such.
...and those who refer to it as a "brothel law" are incorrect.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:58 PM
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Sure, yes, its a misnomer, but the original intent of the zoning laws was in fact to prevent women from living together. Think of the location and history; when this was established, how were women treated? Massachusetts has SO many of these old, outdated laws.
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Sure, yes, its a misnomer, but the original intent of the zoning laws was in fact to prevent women from living together. Think of the location and history; when this was established, how were women treated? Massachusetts has SO many of these old, outdated laws.
Care to cite your source on that?
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