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Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation.[1]

Entities that are covered by the term "public accommodation" are listed, and include, among others, hotels, restaurants, theaters, auditoriums, laundromats, travel services, museums, parks, zoos, private schools, day care centers, professional offices of health care providers, and gymnasiums.[2] Religious institutions or entities controlled by religious institutions are not included on the list.

References Edit

  1. 42 U.S.C. §12182.
  2. Id. §12181.

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