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The Columbia City Council is considering changing the definition of family in zoning ordinances to include domestic partners. The council will vote on the measure at Monday's meeting.  

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The Columbia City Council is considering changing the definition of family in zoning ordinances to include domestic partners.

The current zoning ordinance defines a family as an individual, or a married couple, and their children and no more than two other persons related to the individual. No more than three unrelated people are allowed to live in single-family homes.

Because of that definition, domestic partners were considered unrelated people, which is what a proposed resolution would change.