This article is unfortunately going to be filed under News of the Weird, then promptly laughed at (particularly because of the last sentence). Which is a shame, because it makes the ADA look like a joke despite being the lifeline that folks like me cling to as we try to eke out an obstacle-free, normal day to day existence.
Sorry for the doublepost in one day, but I figured this needed addressing from the “Taking it seriously” side instead of the “Har har” side. The fact of the matter is that it’s the LAW that public places (and clubs count, hey!) have to make reasonable accommodations for Americans with disabilities. It ain’t no joke, and it’s not always as simple as making sure there’s marked parking spaces available like most folks think. And you absolutely can’t say “Well, he could always go somewhere else.” That’s a cop-out; it’s like saying you could go to another place if you don’t like that our building isn’t up to the Fire Marshall’s safety codes.
As for “Well, he could get ‘serviced’ somewhere other than that room like the owner suggested” let’s consider privacy and equality issues, mmkay? As an example, at High School, our football arena was set up with one cluster of bleachers for all the normal kids to sit on… and a concrete fenced in area with no seats placed 20 feet away for the disabled kids to sit alone and segregated. How many pep rallies do you think I attended after the first one? (Aside from feeling that high school spirit is a cheap joke, of course.)
Eh, food for thought.