I guess we can file this news story on the WTF! Section. This is so wrong.
Source: http://now.msn.com/living/0622-dad-t...?ocid=todnow11A Canadian man has lost custody of his two special-needs children after a judge ruled he was too fat to be a capable parent. The man, who can't be identified for legal reasons, weighs in at 380 pounds -- down from 525 -- but the judge says he still isn't small enough. A court-ordered doc noted that the man "lacks both the mobility and stamina required" to serve as the sole parent to his sons. "[His] weight loss regime is itself a full-time job. So is parenting two high-needs children," Superior Court Justice M. James said. "One will inevitably have to give ground to the other." The children, currently in foster care, will be put up for adoption.
This is ridiculous on so many grounds - how can you take someone's kid away because they're big? It doesn't matter because at any time, someone can take control of their life and lose the weight. I'd love to see a judge try to do this to me or any of my family members because my lawyer would have a field day with them.
What does everyone think about this?