Unmarried Status Is a Diversity Issue

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Get married, have kids, stay married. That’s the script for how adult lives are supposed to unfold. Never mind that in the U.S., the script maps onto the real lives of fewer and fewer people all the time. Nearly half of all adults 18 and older are legally single, and growing numbers of them never […]

Unmarried Americans as Home Buyers and Home Creators

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Want to know who buys homes in the U.S. and why? If so, you will need to look way past people who are married, who are now just one of the many categories of people buying a home and making a home. In the most recent of their annual reports of home buyer profiles, the […]

The Right to Be Single

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Now that all couples have a right to marry, can we now have a right to be single?

Nuclear Family Privilege: Naming It and Slaying It

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Our organization is called Unmarried Equality for good reason. Those two words should go together. Only they don’t. If you are unmarried, you are unequal. Unequal under the law, unequal in the workplace, unequal in the marketplace, and unequal in everyday life.

Is Marriage a Greedy Institution?

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[This is the sixth in my new series of monthly columns. The views expressed here are my own and not the official positions of Unmarried Equality.] In our matrimaniacal society, there is a lot of bedrock talk about marriage. The institution, we are told, is the bedrock of society, the very foundation of civilization. It […]

Housing Discrimination against People Who Are Not Married: What We Just Don’t Get

[This is the fifth in my new series of monthly columns. The views expressed here are my own and not the official positions of Unmarried Equality.] When advocates for same-sex marriage tried to make their case, there was one obstacle they did not often face – they did not have to persuade many people that […]

Now It’s Really Time for Unmarried Equality

[This is the fourth in my new series of monthly columns. The views expressed here are my own and not the official positions of Unmarried Equality.] Now that the Supreme Court, in Obergefell v. Hodges, has made same-sex marriage legal across the land, one of the most popular questions has been, “What’s next?” I think […]

3 Roads to Social Justice – For Lasting Change, We Must Follow Them All

[This is the third in my new series of monthly columns. The views expressed here are my own and not the official positions of Unmarried Equality.] “Unmarried Equality (UE) advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people who are single, choose not to marry, cannot marry, or live together before marriage.” That’s the […]

The Global Struggle for Unmarried Equality: The Case of Finland

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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 […]

Bella’s Blog

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New Monthly blog from Bella DePaulo. 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 the “Living Single” […]