Fla. Lawmaker Seeks to Repeal Ban on Dwarf-Tossing


A Florida lawmaker there wants to repeal a decades-old ban on dwarf-tossing.

State Representative Ritch Workman says the move will allow little people more employment opportunities.

The popular bar activity was outlawed back in 1989. Safety concerns were at the top of the list for the ban, but Workman says why should anyone be denied a job with the current state of the economy.

Advocacy groups, including the Little People of America, don't support the bill and say it's dehumanizing.

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  • by karrieB Location: Los Angeles, Ca on Oct 8, 2011 at 01:07 AM
    Florida lawmaker seeks to make dwarf tossing legal again. However, as some find the practice barbaric, demeaning and dangerous, the dwarf tossing champion is in for quite a fight. Florida Rep. Ritch Workman composed Florida HB 4063, a bill that might lift the state's ban on dwarf tossing. If it passes, HB 4063 will overturn Florida Statute 561.665, which prohibits all those who sell alcohol on their premises from allowing any recreational activity to take place on the premises that exploits any person with dwarfism. Currently, violators can be fined up to $1,000 or have their liquor license suspended.
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