Friday, May 19, 2006

Your daily wankery.

And just when you think your opinion of your fellow human being couldn't possibly sink any lower:

A suburb of St. Louis faces a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union after it voted to deny residency to an unmarried couple and their children.

The City Council of Black Jack, Mo., voted Tuesday not to broaden a regulation on how many unrelated people can live together.

Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving were denied a permit of occupancy after buying a house in the city. Shelltrack and Loving, who are not married, have two children, and Shelltrack has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Damned right. Because nothing says "threat to American society and cultural values" than a two-parent home and happy children. Have no fear, though -- HUD is on the case:

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating whether Black Jack is violating fair housing law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of family status or the number of children.

Yup, that's a tough one, all right. Let the legalistic parsing begin.


The American Anthropologist said...

Oh man! The guy's name is Loving? What is it with governments that makes them hate Loving so much??
This will join in the fine tradition of Loving v Virginia.

Zorpheous said...

Oh no, looks like the entire story at the National Post has gone down the memory hole, LOL I wonder why?