Skip to comments.Unmarried Couple Denied Right to Move In
Posted on 02/23/2006 1:53:52 PM PST by Quick1
A Missouri couple say they were denied an occupancy permit for their new home because they're not married.
Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving have been together for 13 years and have three children, ages 8, 10 and 15, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The couple are appealing the occupancy permit denial from the Black Jack, Mo., board of adjustment, which requires people living together to have blood, marriage or adoption ties. Loving is not the father of Shelltrack's oldest child.
I was basically told, you can have one child living in your house if you're not married, but more than that, you can't, Shelltrack told the newspaper.
This is about the definition of family, not if they're married or not, Mayor Normal McCourt said. It's what cities do to maintain the housing and to hold down overcrowding.
I could also certainly use an education on what exactly an occupancy permit is, as I have no idea.
Isn't thirteen years long enough for a common law marriage?
If the family were illegals, the permit would have been approved plus the family would have received a signed framed picture of GWB to hang on their wall.
I was wondering about that, too. I don't recall ever being asked for one!
Fondray Loving vs. Normal McCourt. You can't make this stuff up.
The "Black Jack, Mo., board of adjustment" is going to get a very quick adjustment from the courts. This matter was decided a long time ago by the Supreme Court.
In Arkansas, they're probably considered cousins.
(I think they're both men ...)
Good Lord above.
If they've been together for 13 years, how do they have a 15-year-old?
I guess I coulda read the rest of the article . . .
"would have received a signed framed picture of GWB to hang on their wall."
So that's how you get one of those.
LOL - happens to me, too.
"Fondray Loving vs. Normal McCourt. You can't make this stuff up."
Unfortunately we don't have to.
Mix in Shelltrack and Black Jack, MO and it sounds like bad comedy writing.
It can be revoked (zoned for private occupancy, city finds out it's being used as an impromptu boarding house or group home, etc.)
I had to wait almost two months to move into my new home because the city would not give an OP until there was a regulation paved kerb in front.
And why aren't they married?
My guess would be that one or both of them is legally married to somebody else.
Probably they need time to think it over and decide if it's right for them.
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