A POLITICIAN wants to make "dwarf tossing" legal in Melbourne, the US state of Florida where the push is on to provide employment opportunity for little people.
Republican Ritch Workman filed the proposed legislation this week, according to the Palm Beach Post, which quoted him as saying, "In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?"
Mr Workman also called the decision to outlaw dwarf tossing "an example of Big Brother government".
The bar attraction generally involves people competing to throw dwarfs in padded clothing on to mattresses or at Velcro-coated walls.
"I would never force anybody to take this form of employment or pay to watch it," Mr Workman said.