It is difficult to think of a much more offensive consideration than this - well, maybe asking if a father's religion makes him unfit would count. How about saying, 'listen you are hard of hearing, you better not be a father'; or 'you don't have a lot of education you shouldn't be a mom'.
Here is a man who has turned his life around, lost a lot of weight and seeks his kids.
But the response? 'You were fat, you are fat still (just less so) so forget your kids'.
Story from Ottawa Citizen here
OTTAWA — In a family court case to be ruled on soon, a judge will, in part, decide whether a 38-year-old Ottawa man is too fat to be a dad.
The Royal Ottawa Hospital's family court clinic, which does court-ordered assessments on parents, is now using obesity as a factor when deciding if parents are fit to raise children.
In court filings by child-welfare authorities in the case of an obese Ottawa father who is fighting for custody of his two boys, a doctor at the family court clinic wrote:
"Finally, (father) has struggled with obesity for years, which impacts significantly on most aspects of his life including (his) functioning as a parent. He was short of breath or winded in simply walking short distances about the clinic and he lacks both the mobility and stamina required to keep up with young and active children."