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McMinn v. Town of Oyster Bay - Case Brief Summary (New York)

In McMinn v. Town of Oyster Bay 66 NY2d 544 (1985) the ordinance that defined family as "Any number of persons, related by blood, marriage, or legal adoption, living and cooking on the premises together as a single, nonprofit housekeeping unit or any two persons not related by blood marriage, or legal adoption, living and cooking on the premises together as a single, nonprofit housekeeping unity, both of whom are sixty-two (62) years of age or over, and residing on the premises" was held unconstitutional as applied to four unrelated young men living together in a single family house.

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