|News Stories About Unmarried America|
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Commentary by Bella DePaulo:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Unmarried America On TV: law discriminates against heterosexual couples
Friday, September 26, 2008
Unmarried America in the News: unmarried couples claim discrimination
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
New Census report
shows there are 101 million
unmarried adults in United States.
Salt Lake Tribune: census story quotes Unmarried America
KSL News Radio website: AP story quotes Unmarried America
Monday, September 22, 2008
Media Coverage of Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept 21-27
Washington City Paper:
singles and unmarrieds, rejoice
Bella DePaulo Blog: 14 reasons why we need National Singles Week
Alternatives to Marriage Project: Media Advisory
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Census Report: Unmarried Households Retain Majority Status in 2007
A report released this week by the Census Bureau shows that in March 2007, the total number of households in the nation was 116,783,000. Some 50.02 percent of all households were headed by unmarried adults.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Democratic presidential hopefuls
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama lead Republican
John McCain among unmarried voters, a U.S. poll
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Excerpt from column by Froma Harrop:
to understand why gay people would want to get in on
the marriage gravy train. There's just no logic for
there being one. A stable marriage is the ideal
institution for raising children, but we already
have tax benefits focused on parents. Given the
growing percentage of unmarried adult Americans, the
whole obsession with same-sex marriage has become
Monday, May 19, 2008
A new Gallup Poll reveals that the American public has become more tolerant of divorce, unmarried sex, and gay relationships over the past seven years.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Two elderly sisters failed yesterday in their challenge to Britain's inheritance tax through the European court of human rights. They had argued that they were discriminated against because they did not qualify for the same tax protection as a married couple or civil partners.
"The absence of ... a legally binding agreement between the applicants renders their relationship of cohabitation, despite its long duration, fundamentally different to that of a married or civil partnership couple," said the written judgment.
The sisters expressed their disappointment at the decision yesterday. "We are still struggling to understand why two single sisters in their old age, whose only crime was to choose to stay single and look after their parents and two aunts to the end, should find themselves in such a position in the UK in the 21st century," they said in a statement.
"We are, of course, bitterly disappointed. This is a day we hoped, as British citizens, we would never see."
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Seven percent of respondents said that they, or someone in their household, had decided to get married to obtain health insurance through their spouse. "It's a small number but a powerful result, because it shows how paying for health care is reflected not only in family budgets but in life decisions," Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, said of the marriage finding (Los Angeles Times, 4/29).
Monday, February 18, 2008
“Marriage as a family form is not more important or valuable than other forms of family,” writes gay rights activist and American University law professor Nancy Polikoff, “so the law should not give it more value."
In Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage, Polikoff criticizes the conservative “marriage movement” for blaming all social problems on the decline of life-long heterosexual marriage. She also takes issue with the gay rights "marriage-equality movement" for attributing the legal problems facing same-sex couples to the inability to marry, rather than to the “special rights” inappropriately granted married couples.
When marriage serves as the bright dividing line between those relationships that legally matter and those that do not, Polikoff notes, countless families suffer. Her valuing-all-families solution is true to the roots of the gay rights movement and consistent with decades-old legal changes that have made marriage matter less.
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