A town in upstate New York has has banned unrelated roommates from living together, in a move that has outraged some residents who claim the town is discriminating against non-traditional families .
Deborah Cavallario became upset last year that her neighbor lived with his fiancee and two friends in a house together. She asked the city council of Watertown, NY to pass a zoning regulation that would prevent unrelated roommates from sharing a house together.
The neighbor, 27-year-old Travis Hartman, said he rented out the room to his friends to help cover the mortgage on his home.
In a debate before the city council in late 2012, Mrs Cavallario had described Hartman as a good neighbor. ''This is not a dirt bag kind of thing that I'm trying to drag my neighbors through,'' she told the governing board of her town, located 70 miles north of Syracuse.
She said she didn't like the number of cars parked in front of the home in her neighborhood and wanted to prevent the neighborhood from being overrun.
Mr Hartman, a city employee, also appeared before the council to plead his case. ''All I'm trying to do is just go out there and have a normal life, a quiet life,'' he pleaded.
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