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NEW YORK – There’s a new effort to put a stop to body size discrimination. 

Manhattan Councilman Shaun Abreu introduced a bill Tuesday to ban discrimination on the basis of height or weight in employment, housing and access to public accommodation. 

At a rally on the steps of City Hall, Abreu spoke about how such biases can be detrimental. 

“Body discrimination denies people necessary, even life-saving, medical treatment, contributes to financial inequality, and creates serious mental health challenges,” Abreu said. 

Tuesday morning’s rally was hosted by “the Campaign for Size Freedom.”