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

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.

“So I think this is the right thing to do,” he continued. “We’re going to continue to talk about our progressive health agenda. Science has shown body type is not a connection to if you’re healthy or unhealthy, and I think that’s a misnomer we are really dispelling.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams in El Paso, Texas

Critics say the law will lead to a flood of lawsuits. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Republican New York City Council minority leader Joseph Borelli said that the law could open the floodgates for people to “sue anyone and everything.”

‘I’m overweight, but I’m not a victim,” Borelli said, according to Daily Mail. “No one should feel bad for me except my struggling shirt buttons.”

The New York Post’s editorial board called the bill a “fat gift to NYC’s bottom-feeding legal sharks.”

“Health justice” has also become a woke agenda item in universities across the country, as progressive academics have moved to eliminate “fatphobia,” or the cultural stigmatization of obesity, including scrapping the word “obesity” itself, Fox News Digital previously reported.

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