“Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson called Wednesday for obese Americans to be brought under the protection of the Americans for Disabilities Act. ‘This is an issue of basic civil rights,’ said Richardson. ‘There are no federal laws that protect obese Americans from discrimination in the workplace, school, or anywhere else. This must change.'” (ABCNews.com “Political Radar”, Sept. 19). We’ve covered obesity-discrimination claims in such contexts as housing accommodation, the hiring of aerobics instructors, amusement park ride seating, airline seat widths (here, here, and here), and the rights of out-of-shape loading-dock workers. P.S. Forgot to add skinny fashion models.