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Despite law, service dogs questioned

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee law changed to make it easier for people who use service dogs to travel around.

But in spite of the new law put in place last year, many blind and other disabled Tennesseans find themselves being illegally questioned or forced to leave whenever they try to shop, go to restaurants or patronize businesses.

The new law ends a requirement that forced disabled people to produce documents about their service dogs or their disability when they patronize businesses. It's a change that puts Tennessee in line with federal law that gives the disabled equal standing in public accommodations.

However, The Tennessean reports that disability advocates say that many businesses simply don't know that the law has changed.

There have been widespread reports that disabled Tennesseans are still being asked for paperwork and frequently have to argue that the law is on their side.

Attorneys with the Disability Law and Advocacy Center say they are hearing many complaints, including one from a man with a service dog who was asked to leave a funeral home and another from a woman with epilepsy ordered not to bring her dog to medical appointments.

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