Living together unmarried a new American norm



February 12, 2010 - 12:00 AM


Crestwood, a town in St. Louis County, has changed its definition of “family” to include unmarried couples and their children. The change was made at the request of housing advocates to fit the new reality. Before the change, public housing units there were restricted to two or more people related by blood, marriage or adoption. Many of to-day’s households don’t fit those specifications.

Crestwood officials reasonably decided that it wasn’t up to them to decide how people decide to pair up and multiply.

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