Archives for May 2015

Legal Protections for Nontraditional Families and Relationships

At, Diana Adams notes: “Over 50 percent of American adults are unmarried, yet many of those people are nonetheless part of families or relationships that could and should benefit from official status.” She describes ways in which unmarried Americans can get some of the legal protections that married people get automatically,  

Cleveland Cuts Benefits for Unmarried Opposite Sex Couples

In Cleveland, unmarried opposite sex couples are no longer eligible for domestic partner benefits. UE Board Chair Sarah Wright tells the reporter what’s wrong with that,

Advocate of Marriage Equality Now Wants Equality for Singles

A long-time advocate of marriage equality is now making the case for equality for singles. In his thoughtful article, James Lopata interviewed UE Board Chair Sarah Wright, who told him that UE is trying to “reignite a conversation” about fairness, so that ultimately, our public policies will be marriage-neutral. Read the entire Boston Globe story […]

Our Concepts of Family Are Expanding, and Our Laws Need to Catch Up

In an important article, “When 8 adults and 3 children are family,” Hugh Ryan reviews many of the ways that contemporary Americans are creating family, and argues that laws should be rewritten to reflect how Americans are actually living. He interviewed Sarah Wright, UE Chair of the Board of Directors, who lamented that “the state […]

More Companies Are Telling Same-Sex Couples to Get Married or Lose Their Benefits

As same-sex marriage victories pile up, more and more employers are dropping domestic partner benefits, telling their gay and lesbian employees that if they want benefits, they will have to marry. Read more about it at the Wall Street Journal.

The Global Struggle for Unmarried Equality: The Case of Finland

New Monthly Blog from Bella DePaulo: Bella’s Blog #2 Bella DePaulo (PhD, Harvard), a long-time member of Unmarried Equality, is the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After and the forthcoming How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century. She writes […]