Alternatives to Marriage Project, Inc. Overview
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Target demographics: Those who support unmarried equality.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: We Create Supportive Community.Our online discussion group and regional community meetings give people the opportunity to offer each other social and emotional support, share ideas on coping with common challenges, and organize against policies and laws that discriminate against unmarried people.
We Provide Essential Resources.Our newsletter contains stories from the front lines of the legal, political, and social battles around marriage and its alternatives. Our website, http://www.unmarried.org, is the best source of information about unmarried people on the Net. We regularly respond to requests for information from students, journalists, members, and the public.
We Advocate for Change.In our work to reduce discrimination on the basis of marital status we educate policymakers about issues that affect unmarried people and collaborate with groups working on related issues.
We Counter the Marriage-Only Movement.We oppose the movement that claims marriage is the only acceptable family form. The Affirmation of Family Diversity (http://www.unmarried.org/family.html) we wrote and released has been signed by over 1800 experts, authors, therapists, religious leaders, community leaders, and citizens. Our critiques of our opponents' misrepresentation of the research have been confirmed accurate by respected academics.
We Educate People About the Issues.Since our inception, we have appeared in or been contacted for information by local, national, and international media over 1000 times.
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