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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sometimes You Just Have to Say... 

What the Fuck?!

Olivia Shelltrack finally has her dream home. Her family moved into the five-bedroom, three-bath frame house in Black Jack last month. But now she fears she and her fiance face uprooting their children because of a city ordinance that says her household fails to meet Black Jack's definition of a family.

Shelltrack and Fondray Loving, her boyfriend of 13 years, were denied an occupancy permit because of an ordinance forbidding three or more individuals from living together if they are not related by 'blood, marriage or adoption.' The couple have three children, ages 8, 10 and 15, although Loving is not the biological father of the oldest child.
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At the hearing, Shelltrack said, one board of adjustment member, Norma Mitchell, even pointed at her and asked, "I don't understand why you as a woman didn't exercise your right to marry that man," before being hushed by another board member.

My jaw dropped as I read this. Honestly I don't know what to say... other than the people on that board exercise way too much power over individuals in that area, and are drunk with it. I'm a big fan of federalism, and having more control closer to where you are... but not over stuff like this. Nobody ought to have the right to do to these people what has been done to them. I'm disgusted. Via The Agitator.

Comments:

Yes, that is definitely a WTF moment.

  Posted at February 23, 2006 11:44 AM by Blogger angel, jr.  
That is such BS.

  Posted at February 23, 2006 6:39 PM by Blogger Lindsey  
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