Town Won't Legally Recognize Unmarried Couples

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BLACK JACK (AP) - The city council in the St. Louis County town Black Jack rejects a measure that would have changed the definition of a family to include unmarried couples with two or more children. The measure was rejected last night in a 5-to-3 vote. As a result, Mayor Norman McCourt says that starting today, the city will begin working to evict those who do not fit into Black Jack's definition of family. In February, Olivia Shelltrack and Fondrey Loving were denied an occupancy permit because they have three children and are not married. The move generated much attention and the proposal to change the definition.

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