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.
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."
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.*
Let's see … what else… hmmm … how about
Black Jack gambles it can ban Loving
Black Jack not a Loving town
Loving goes bust on Black Jack ban
Loving pair can't make full house in Black Jack
Anyone else want to play? Bueller?
*You to have two kids … what the hell was the rationale bebind that one?