Concert Promoter Sued for Discrimination Against People With Diabetes

Prohibits Insulin Users From Taking Diabetes Supplies Into Concerts

| Jun 1, 2002

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against concert promoter SFX Entertainment, Inc., for its policy that prohibits insulin users from bringing their diabetes supplies into concerts. Filed with the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the lawsuit claims that the policy violates the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

"Individuals with diabetes are entitled to attend and enjoy community events, like anyone else, without putting their lives at risk," Ralph F. Boyd Jr., assistant attorney general for civil rights, said in a news release from the Justice Department.

"SFX's policy is unnecessary and reflects outdated fears about individuals with disabilities," he stated. "Our goal is to foster integration of the disabled into society at large."

In addition, Title III of the ADA bans discrimination in public places against anyone based on his or her disability. The Justice Department claims that "SFX's policy violates the ADA because it denies individuals with diabetes equal access to and enjoyment of the concert."

The lawsuit was issued after efforts at a voluntary settlement with SFX failed, the news release said.

SFX Entertainment, Inc., which does business as Clear Channel Entertainment, is the world's largest concert promoter. It owns, leases, or operates approximately 110 venues throughout the United States, which present concerts, sports events and other live performances.

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Discrimination, Insulin, Insulin Pumps, Type 1 Issues

Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12th Annual Product Reference Guide
  • Insulin Syringe Chart
  • Insulin Pen Needles Chart
  • Fast-Acting Glucose
  • Sharps Disposal
  • Blood Glucose Meters Chart
  • Insulin Pumps Chart
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...

Username: Password:
©1991-2015 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.