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Housing Laws: HUD's Fair Housing Act (FHA)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enacted a Fair Housing Act (FHA) that covers BOTH service and emotional support animals, but NOT therapy animals. 309 more words

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Public Access Laws

ONLY service animals as defined by the ADA are granted public access rights. Businesses have the right to permit other animals entrance (ex. Petco, PetSmart, Home Depot) but also then have the right to ask for the removal of non-service animals from the premise. 28 more words

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Airline Laws: Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)

Airline laws are a grey area for may types of assistance animals.

Service Dogs: Service dogs MUST be permitted under ADA law and ACAA law to ride in the cabin with their handler. 299 more words

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State Laws

Each state also has further laws governing service animals IN ADDITION to the Federal ADA. These laws vary in scope, breadth, and subject, so it is important to know the laws for the state you reside/practice in and it is important for handler’s to know the laws before they take their animal across state lines. 210 more words

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Federal Law: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Only service dogs and service miniature horses are covered under titles II and III of the ADA. These animals must be ‘ individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities’.  566 more words

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Tinker V. Des Moines


A group of Des Moines students hold a meeting in the home of 16-year-old Christopher Eckhardt to plan a way to voice support for a truce in the Vietnam War. 188 more words

Know Your Rights: How to File a Title IX Complaint for Students in K-12 Schools

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was designed to eliminate sex discrimination in schools and education programs.

Many people associate Title IX with female athletes, because of the great strides made toward gender equity in athletic opportunities in schools since its passed into law, and with the anti-campus rape movement, because of the great attention made to college activists who have leveraged Title IX to force colleges to more effectively address student allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment. 268 more words

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