Happy Singles Week!

Today marks the second day of National Single and Unmarried Americans Week, which in the past has been recognized by singles advocates and the Census bureau – and not much media coverage. This year, the New York times is reporting on the plight of singles. No, this plight does not stem from our inability to find a partner. It’s the plight of invisibility.

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.

Hat tip to Bella DePaulo who summarized the NYT article here.

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