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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I have NO idea but, I do approve of the airlines charging morbidly obese passengers for two seats.

Oh, how I hope those with 'a cause' don't reverse that rule!

May 31, 2023 08:21 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

PLEASE don't forget the CITY part of "passed in NY..."! 

Height is included too. 

What's next? Hair color? Shoe size?  I just can't...! 

Jun 01, 2023 05:14 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm shocked that California did not start this.

May 31, 2023 11:02 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

In a city that does not enforce law! The Mayor cannot honor his sanctuary status or cancel it and allows those invaders into the suburbs so they can change density laws next.  Come to Florida while it's still a free state.  Fair Housing already takes care of this issue without another protected category class.

Too much government oversight in our lives as well Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate 

Jun 01, 2023 06:12 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

The government on all levels is trying to run our lives, instead of issues that would make sense!

Jun 01, 2023 04:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

What else? Do people who wear jogging suits need protection for proper attire in restaurants or airplanes? Can people get protection from "no shirt, no shoes, no service'? Remember, it's New York so it has to be silly!

Jun 01, 2023 04:22 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Wow is my only reaction. 

Jun 01, 2023 04:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate - I would hate to be in an owner's shoes of a rental, or AirBnB and learn an obese person (now under the protected class) fell along with other people who were all together on an outside second floor porch and the the porch collapsed because it exceeded weight, or stuck on an elevator for that reason, or had an obese renter get stuck in the shower or tub, doorway, fell through the attic floor, etc. All liability would fall on the owner for not conforming to accommodations, is what I would guess. But then again, I am not a lawyer. I guess raising the rental insurance for obese people per pound would be against the law now too. 

Jun 01, 2023 10:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


It means I need to pray harder.  

Jun 01, 2023 06:23 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I can understand the Job discrimination issue and honestly didn't think you could use height/weight as a reason not to hire someone. I'm wondering what the particular issue is with housing. I didn't realize people were having an issue finding housing based on height/weight. Is that a particular issue for NYC? I suppose some of the older buildings could have narrow stairs or elevators have weight limits. Is this for a small percentage of the population or is there a big issue? 

That aside, I feel bad for people who have to deal with obesity. I hope the medical community can find real answers for why some people gain weight and can't lose weight and correct it vs. just do surgery or just give weight loss medicine. 

Jun 01, 2023 06:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Fred... all I can say is I have no words. As I often say to my husband "I'm happy I'm old and won't live to see the end of all this insanity in our culture."

Jun 01, 2023 05:14 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

Remember this: in 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a regulation limiting the portion size of sugary drinks served to 16 oz. It was approved unanimously by the Board of Health.
The health regulation was ruled invalid for exceeding authority by the New York Supreme Court, New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, and New York Court of Appeals,
Eat your fruits and vegetables, or don't.
I do not buy sugar or sugary drinks.  I do not buy products where sugar is one of the top 5 ingredients.
New York license plate: the All You Can Eat state.
New York City slogan: the Big Apple replaced by Big Apple Pie.
Start spreading the news...

Can a skinny person self-identify as a fat person?
Doesn't transporting obese people use more energy, so it's bad for the environment? 
Oh wait, maybe this is Save the Whales 2.0, on land and sea? 

Jun 01, 2023 09:37 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Wow!  How in the world did something like that become a protected class? Being fat has no equivalence to race, sex, marital status or religion. I don't get it.

Jun 01, 2023 09:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

While some people have medical problems that add weight to their bodies, others are gluttonous, eating unhealthy foods day in and day out, at night, without any personal responsibility. Glamorizing or encouraging obesity is reckless, unhealthy and disgusting.

Jun 01, 2023 09:21 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What's the date today?  April 1st?

Jun 01, 2023 04:57 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

does this mean airlines have to let them have two for the price of one


May 31, 2023 09:44 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Another law as an answer? Mankind cannot live by law alone. In the absence of not knowing what to do, humility, charity and help visit. Welcome those

Jun 01, 2023 05:33 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

People still need to be qualified to be hired. Whether they are fat should not really be an issue (even though, for many, it is)

Jun 01, 2023 08:13 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Interesting, I have no other words.

Jun 01, 2023 07:13 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

The answer to your question is pretty clear based on the new law. Property managers, AirBNB operators and other business will not be able to discriminated based on height or weight.

Jun 01, 2023 09:35 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

When all is said and done New York will be a ghost town. The level of foolishness and crime and now migrants . . .

Jun 01, 2023 06:51 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

They deserve the same accommodations as everyone else but .... can they fit in them? Seats in general are manufactured for various type people & sizes.

Jun 01, 2023 11:08 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

There's a TON of money to be made by not addressing the elephant in the room --- lifestyle changes.  If people were to truly get healthy, the healthcare, pharma, and food industries would all take a large hit.  


This is part of a slippery slope toward the decline of our country that we've been on for decades. 

Jun 05, 2023 11:30 AM