In a Married World, Singles Struggle for Attention

The New York Times:

Here’s a September celebration you probably didn’t know about: It’s National Single and Unmarried Americans Week.

But maybe celebration isn’t the right word. Social scientists and researchers say the plight of the American single person is cause for growing concern.

About 100 million Americans, nearly half of all adults, are unmarried, according to the Census Bureau — yet they tend to be overlooked by policies that favor married couples, from family-leave laws to lower insurance rates.

That national bias is one reason gay people fight for the right to marry, but now some researchers are concerned that the marriage equality movement is leaving single people behind.

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I’m currently still deciding if I ever wanted to get married, but if my main goal was to get lower insurance rates, and not love, I could find someone on Craigslist to get married to, and just hammer out a specific Pre-Nuptial Agreement that this was simply a Marriage of Convenience, couldn’t I?

Heterosexual People have always had that loophole, so I’m not overly concerned.

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