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Service Animals in Churches

Q: Is it illegal for a church to deny entry to a person with a service dog?

A: No, religious entities are completely exempt from Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All of their facilities, programs, and activities, whether they are religious or secular in nature, are exempt.

It is important to check any state/local laws to see if there are any protections that go beyond the ADA in terms of access in this regard.


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