Today is the day that pools at commercial establishments such as hotels and motels must have a permanent wheelchair lift so as to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is going to be enforced by the Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice. Many hotels and motels will probably be closing off access to their pools until they can comply with this mandate for fear of being sued by DOJ. In other words, no one swims, able bodied and disabled alike.
However, as Tam notes:
Fair’s fair, and here in America, we’re all about “fair”. It’s one of the founding principles laid out in the Monroe Doctrine by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. I remember that from school.
Ah, yes, fairness.