Florida's Dwarf Tossing Law Could Be Repealed to Ease Dwarf Unemployment
Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne, is tired of Florida's Big Brother government standing in the way of people getting jobs. Jobs that include being tossed around by drunk dudes specifically, so he's on a mission to repeal the state's two-decade-old ban on dwarf tossing.
"I'm on a quest to seek and destroy unnecessary burdens on the freedom and liberties of people," Workmantold The Palm Beach Post
. "This is an example of Big Brother government."
"All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get," he added. "In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?"
"Aside from the physical dangers, dwarf-tossing is a demoralizing activity that treats the person with dwarfism as a mere object," saidan LPA official at the time
The ban was passed by a large margin by the then-Democrat controlled legislature and signed into law.
"The possibility of getting paralyzed is high," David Dodge, Florida district director of the Little People of America, tells the Post, "and then to be used as an object for people's amusement is very degrading."
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