Couple aced out as Black Jack bans Loving without marriage

This could be the single greatest headline writing opportunity of the 21st century:

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?


7 thoughts on “Couple aced out as Black Jack bans Loving without marriage

  1. Because if they only had one child (and thus were three total people), they were not in violation of the existing ordinance.

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