**UPDATED 3/12/2009**

In response to couch-burning incidents that were reported in the wake of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl victory, Pittsburgh City Council, in a preliminary vote, has unanimously agreed upon an ordinance prohibiting home owners from keeping upholstered furniture designed for indoor use in any unenclosed area outside of their homes. Violators would face a fine ranging from $200.00 – $500.00. Although the measure passed the preliminary vote unanimously, some members were reluctant to limit homeowners’ rights.

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