And Now, Obesity Rights

Got a weight problem? You can enroll in Weight Watchers, share your pain on Oprah, or now, thanks to the ever expanding rights of victims, phone Uncle Sam. You won't lose those extra pounds overnight, or get back your self- esteem. But you could get a wad of cash or that job you've been wanting.

These benefits come courtesy of the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which wants to extend the protections under the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to obese people. Last week a federal appeals court ruled unanimously to uphold an order that...

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