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December 20, 2018

Arguing with the Building Inspector About Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Abstract

Conventional interpretations of building codes are among the greatest barriers to building the gender-neutral bathrooms of the future. Focusing on the example of schools, this Essay argues for a reinterpretation of the International Building Code in light of its policy goals: safe, private, and equitable access to public bathrooms. Under this reinterpretation, the Code allows all public bathrooms to be gender-neutral.

Author

Jennifer S. Hendricks, Professor, University of Colorado Law School.

Copyright 2018 by Jennifer S. Hendricks

Cite as: Jennifer S. Hendricks, Arguing with the Building Inspector About Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, 113 Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 77 (2018), https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1266&context=nulr_online.