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Vt. student sues over co-ed dorm bathrooms

December 19, 2009

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POULTNEY, Vt.—A Green Mountain College student has filed a lawsuit over the lack of single-sex bathrooms in the her co-ed residence hall.

Nineteen-year-old Jennifer Weiler filed a civil complaint last week against the Department of Public Safety, which enforces building and plumbing codes she claims were violated.

All seven of the school's residence halls are co-ed. According to the lawsuit, Weiler and others are uncomfortable with the flimsy curtains on the shower doors and men using the toilets without closing the door.

Weiler's father, Ron Weiler, told The Burlington Free Press that school officials agreed to label the bathroom on her floor "female" but males continue to use it. A college spokesman declined to comment.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com