When you're considering job applicants, the law says you can't consider their gender, their race, their religion, or several other factors that are collectively known as protected classes. Byron Rushing wants to add weight to that list. The Massachusetts state representative wants to pass legislation that would prohibit discrimination against fat people in the workplace and elsewhere.
Today on my show, Rushing explained the rational for his proposal, which he sees as a civil rights cause. BTW, he wants this to apply to height, too. If this passes there, you'll probably see a similar attempt here soon.