However, it is up to individual authorities to make specific decisions regarding prohibition. Nevertheless, dwarf-tossing is not prohibited outright in France. A measure banning dwarf-tossing was passed by a wide margin. Retrieved 23 June In , Dave Flood, who appeared on the MJ Morning Show as "Dave the Dwarf," filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law allowing the state to fine or revoke the liquor license of a bar that allows dwarf-tossing. It ruled that the ban could be considered as "necessary to protect public order, which brings into play considerations of human dignity". The organizer of a dwarf-tossing contest vowed the show would go on Thursday even as an angry Ontario politician made an 11th-hour bid to stop the event.
Robert and Angela Van Etten, Florida members of the Little People of America , convinced the state's legislators in that dwarf-tossing be made illegal. It ruled that the ban could be considered as "necessary to protect public order, which brings into play considerations of human dignity". Nevertheless, dwarf-tossing is not prohibited outright in France.
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Laws may prohibit dwarf tossing implicitly, but there are not explicit laws preventing a consenting dwarf from being 'tossed'. Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from June CS1 French-language sources fr Articles with inconsistent citation formats. Commonly thought of as the place where dwarf tossing originated. The Globe and Mail. The Palm Beach Post. Views Read Edit View history. The pastime was popular in some Florida bars in the late s.