Archives for 2013

Judge tells lesbian couple to separate — or lose kids

Dallas – Laws that were written to keep different-sex partners out of the house after divorce are now aimed at same-sex couples. The laws are antiquated and need to be repealed. This effects all unmarried people, not just same-sex couples! Here’s the article.

Unmarried Equality on HuffPost Live

May 20, 2013. Unmarried Equality participated in a panel discussion generated by our petition to the American Academy of Pediatrics. There was no support for the AAP assertion that a legal marriage provides the best parenting environment for children. Watch the show.

Unmarried with children:Does being married make people better parents?

May 14 – The Chicago Tribune follows up on UE’s petition to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Unmarried are Invisible, Forgotten

February 27 – UE comments are carried by United Press International.

Living Single Comes at a HIGH Price

Over 1,300 federal laws and discriminatory practices by corporations result in single adults potentially paying over $1 million more for necessities such as taxes, housing, health insurance, and car insurance during their lifetimes than legally married counterparts.  They are charged premiums for travelling alone, miss out on “family” discounts, and have to form loose coops in […]

Why Our Tax Code Penalizes the Marriage-Free

New York Times –  Sunday Dialogue: Lifestyle and Taxes   The author raises the obvious complaint about how unfair the U.S. tax code is.  Some of the reponses underscore ignorance about how expensive it is to live without marriage benefits.

Hospital Discrimination Continues

Despite the regulations proposed in April 2010 and implemented in January 2011, hospitals continue to deny visitation rights to partners.  In addition to being illegal, this practice is simply inhumane.  Read more.

Tax Season Highlights Unfair Treatment

This New York Times article, “How the IRS Punishes Working Parents,” is in response to a piece titled “How the IRS Hurts Mothers.”

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Adoption by Same-Sex Parents

On Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling protecting the rights of same-sex couples to both be recognized as the legal parents of the children they are raising together. Read more.

Romantic Ideal of Marriage Firmly Entrenched

A Pew Research Study shows that Love rules as the main reason people would marry.  Beyond that, attitudes about the traditional most important reasons to wed- lifelong commitment, having children, and companionship- are not seen as compelling to unmarried  adults.  Read more.