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 [...]
Welcome to the website of Unmarried Equality. Unmarried Equality began as the “Alternatives to Marriage Project” over 12 years ago. Our name is shorter and easier to remember, but our mission has not changed. (Name and logo rationale documents.)
If you believe that unmarried people have the same worth and dignity as married people, this is where you belong. Members of Unmarried Equality believe that discrimination on the basis of marital status is unfair and counterproductive in a society that cares for all its members.
In the Media
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.
May 14 – The Chicago Tribune follows up on UE’s petition to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We Stand Up For Unmarried Equality
Around the Nation
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.
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.
This New York Times article, “How the IRS Punishes Working Parents,” is in response to a piece titled “How the IRS Hurts Mothers.”