University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan is scheduled to testify later this week at the annual meeting of the International Code Council in Richmond, Virginia in support of a proposal to amend the International Plumbing Code (IPC) to permit all-gender, multiuser restrooms to be installed in public buildings.
The IPC currently requires “separate facilities” in public buildings. He is representing Stalled!, a project started two years ago by Kogan and professors Joel Sanders of Yale and Susan Stryker of the University of Arizona.
The project’s goal is to pave the way for inclusive public restrooms across the U.S. by amending building codes and by designing new architectural prototypes for such facilities that respect everyone’s need for safety and privacy.