I would be shocked, SHOCKED to learn that some wingnut town in Missouri passed laws dictating what kind of families are acceptable within their city limits - if I hadn't written about it in March.

Via Reuters:

A Missouri couple who must get married, or move, in order to comply with a housing ordinance in Black Jack, Missouri, sued the town on Thursday, claiming rules prohibiting the unmarried couple and their children from living together are unconstitutional.

The petition, filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, challenges a Black Jack city ordinance that prohibits more than three people from living together in the same house if they are unrelated by blood, marriage or adoption.


Black Jack, a town of about 7,000 that prides itself on a city Web site for its "character and stability," refused to grant the couple and their children an occupancy permit for their home because they do not meet the definition of "family" as set forth by the city, the complaint alleges.
Legislating morals much?

The reason for the law, at its core, is that 'God said it's wrong' for unmarried people to live together. God said we could stone people for adultery too. Should we pass laws for that too?

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