The Lady Speaks

Missouri – evicting the unmarried

I actually had to read this article three times before I realized that a) it wasn't written by The Onion, and b) this is an actual law! What kind of idiots are electing these people?!

From the Associated Press:

BLACK JACK, MO – The city council has rejected a measure allowing unmarried couples with multiple children to live together, and the mayor said those who fall into that category could soon face eviction.

Olivia Shelltrack and Fondrey Loving were denied an occupancy permit after moving into a home in this St. Louis suburb because they have three children and are not married.

[snip]

The current ordinance prohibits more than three people from living together unless they are related by "blood, marriage or adoption." The defeated measure would have changed the definition of a family to include unmarried couples with two or more children.

Mayor Norman McCourt declined to be interviewed but said in a statement that those who do not meet the town's definition of family could soon face eviction.

I hope they put that on the town's welcome sign:

Welcome to Black Jack Missouri – Marriage License Required or Else!

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May 17, 2006 - Posted by | Children, Family, Missouri

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