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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Fine by Me


Town plans to fine its unmarried parents
By Harry Mount
(Filed: 25/05/2006)

A staunchly Catholic town in Missouri is planning to fine unmarried parents for living together under the same roof with their children.
Olivia Shelltrack, 31, her boyfriend, Fondray Loving, 33, and their three children, one from Miss Shelltrack's previous relationship, have been denied an occupancy permit to live in the five-bedroom house they have just bought in Black Jack, a town of 6,800.
A Black Jack law forbids more than three people living together in a single family home unless they are related by "blood, marriage or adoption".
The Black Jack council has refused occupancy permits to 10 unmarried couples with children in recent years.
Daily Telegraph

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