Equality Comes To Congress By Way Of A Women’s Rest Room
Finally, in the 112th Congress, women will have equal access to lavatory facilities on the House of Representatives.
Currently, only male lawmakers are afforded the ability to walk steps from the House floor to use the restroom. Women must walk across Statuary Hall to the Lindy Claiborne Boggs room, but the 71 women who will serve in the 112th Congress will be able to walk out the Democratic side of the chamber straight to the bathroom.
“As we continue to evaluate ways to open up the people’s House, it’s encouraging to be able to make changes like this that are long overdue,” Boehner said in a statement to POLITICO.
While incoming House Speaker Boehner may take credit for this, it is fitting that women walk to the Democratic side to achieve water closet parity.Click here for reuse options!
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