Wednesday 24 January 2018

Ladies first planned for Capitol

John Boehner is planning to install the first-ever women's toilets next to the floor of the US House of Representatives
John Boehner is planning to install the first-ever women's toilets next to the floor of the US House of Representatives

House Speaker-to-be John Boehner is planning to install the first-ever women's toilets next to the floor of the US House of Representatives.

Mr Boehner's office said he will direct the architect of the Capitol to convert an office into a ladies' room just steps away from where politicians cast votes and debate legislation.

It mirrors the space occupied by a men's toilet on the other side of the House chamber.

Female members of the House have long complained that their male colleagues can duck in and out of a men's room right next to the chamber while their closest toilet is much farther away.

Press Association

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