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    How living arrangements are someone else's business isn't clear to me, nor the proper role of government in regulating those private arrangements. By default, I'm not in favor of this sort of busybody legislation.
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    @Denizen_Kate if the Right had their way, they'd do it all the time. I love all the posters in this thread talking about the "Evil Left" in this deal. Yah, because its so different than DOMA.
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    This is a sterling example of both the far right and far left of today. If you don't want it LEGISLATE against it. If you do want it then LEGISLATE for it. And then point the finger at "the other side" when it doesn't turn out like you said it would. Whatever happened to mind your own business and stop running around telling everyone else how to live?
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    New York ought to change it's motto from "The Empire State" to either "The Nanny State" or "The Umpire State" for trying to micromanage the lives of its residents.
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    How any level of government can tell a home owner who they can or can't rent their place to is beyond me. As long as they are not destructive and pay the rent I wouldn't see the problem.
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    That's ridiculous! In these tough economic times, roommates are needed to get by. When I was 18 I was renting a house in a residential neighborhood with 3 other young women. I was a was a senior in high school and the other 3 were in college. We all had jobs. We were too busy to bother anyone. This option was more affordable than apartments and gave us room not to be tripping over each
    other. The rent and utilities split 4 ways was much more affordable. It also kept us in a safer area. How would this woman think about it if it was her daughter trying to stay safe and save money? I think a lawsuit is in order to overturn this city counsel overstepping their bounds. In the original article, the people she was complaining about got grandfathered in. HA! Serves her right! Now they just need to get it overturned to protect future people that need room mates to make it.
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    This is a lame brain law and hell the way things are going, if convicted probably face 20-40 years in prison where as a Murderer face only 5 years (1 year prison/4 years probation)
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    It's not the business of the government to tell me who can live in my house, nor is it their business to know about what guns I have or how much ammo I have. As long as laws are being followed, the government needs to stay out of our homes.
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    They will no longer allow unmarried adults to co-habituate. This most likely has nothing to do with actual roommates, but a few God freaks who don’t want people living in sin.
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    Blanket policies are unjust. Having a few rules to limit the amount of people living there is one thing but to completely outlaw sharing a house with someone who isn't your family or spouse is government overreach. Bet that one person who started all this is a Lib. They're all for government involvement in every aspect of citizens' lives.
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