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May 17, 2006
Missouri Town to Evict Unmarried Parents

Wow. Yikes. Wow.

The American Taliban is at it again.. This time, the city council of Black Jack, MO voted 5-3 not to change a law that prohibits more than three people from living together unless they are related by "blood, marriage or adoption."

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.

The town's planning and zoning commission proposed a change in the law, but the measure was rejected Tuesday by the city council in a 5-3 vote.

"I'm just shocked," Shelltrack said. "I really thought this would all be over, and we could go on with our lives."


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.

Black Jack's special counsel, Sheldon Stock, declined to say whether the city will seek to remove Loving and Shelltrack from their home.

What the crap.

Via Slog.


Previous Comments

This is a very ridiculous law taht makes a lot of people being illegal. I guess the law was made by nurds who feared the sun to fall on the moon.

Expect that town to develop a Texas Chainsaw Massacre type family within the next few decades.