New York banns ‘body shaming’

(MENAFN) Mayor of New York Eric Adams inked a bill into law on Friday banning judgement according to someone’s height or weight when it comes to employment, housing and public lodging. Critics of the provocative regulation states that it will initiate legal floodgates which might create a rush of charges.

Adams expressed his comments of the bill on Friday, “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.”

He also said that he thinks that criminalization this type of judgement was “the right thing to do” he continued: “science has shown body type is not a connection to if you’re healthy or unhealthy, and I think that’s a misnomer that we are really dispelling.”

New York’s Commission on Human Rights will be given the assignment to probe grievances made after the overview of the legislation, in addition to more areas of probable judgement it supervises in areas like race, gender, age as well as sexual partiality.


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