Mayor Eric Adams signs bill outlawing weight discrimination in New York City

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2023
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Democratic Mayor Eric Adams has banned weight discrimination in New York City, which critics say has lawyers licking their chops.

Adams signed a controversial bill Friday outlawing discrimination based on a person's weight and height in employment, housing and public accommodations. 

"I'm a person that believes in health, so when you talk about not discriminating against someone because of their body type, it's not fighting against obesity; it's just being fair," Adams said.

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