The Archives of Unmarried America


Legal Issues
  -- State statutes prohibiting marital status discrimination
     -- Most states stigmatize children born to unmarried parents

     -- Some laws affecting single people
     -- U.S. Supreme Court upholds privacy rights of unmarried adults

     -- North Carolina law against cohabitation is challenged
     -- Virginia Supreme Court voids state's fornication law
     -- Alaska Supreme Court backs unmarried renters
     -- Bias based on marital status -- legal or illegal?

     -- Misconceptions over rules on common law marriage
     -- Georgia high court rejects fornication law
     -- Supreme Court decision restricts grandparent visitation
     -- Singles seek financial, legal perks offered marrieds