Dear Customer, I am sorry to hear of this situation. Unfortunately (as you may already be aware) the ADA does not extend to private clubs or religious organizations, so your wife's disability will not give her any protection from the actions or requirements of the private club. While it may be inequitable and unjust, your wife is at the mercy of the club as to the resolution of this matter. There is a strong judicial history of allowing clubs to decide their membership and their membership requirements. It appears that the club is at least open to some form of resolution, and perhaps they will open themselves up to further discussion and a more equitable result (it certainly appears they are acting unfairly to put it mildly), but they do have the final say in this type of matter.
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