Family Goes To War With Fascist Homeowners Association

A Missouri family was threatened with jail time by their neighborhood homeowners' association for painting their daughters' swing set deep purple. The Stout family in Lee's Summit painted the swingset two years ago, but the homeowners's association only took issue with it this past spring. After an initial hearing in mid-August, a judge ruled Friday that the play set can stay. Maria Stout said on Sunday, "We're super excited, we're very happy."

In addition, dozens of neighbors showed up to the Stout home on Sunday to celebrate the ruling. The centerpiece of the celebration was a cake decorated in icing with a purple playset. The Stouts said they attempted to reason with the homeowners' association several times, but were rejected each time before they were taken to court. Stout said she even got a letter from the association saying their suit would cost them "far greater than any principal [sic] you are trying to prove." Stout added that there are between 2,000 and 3,000 homes in the community with all types of colors. Stout went on to say that the fight was "embarrassing for our community."

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