Alternatives to Marriage Project, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 3 reviews
Issues: Civil Rights
Location: 10002 Aurora Ave N, # 36, PMB 136 Seattle WA 98133-9348 USA
AtMP advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people who are single, choose not to marry, cannot marry, or live together before marriage. We provide support and information for this fast-growing constituency, fight discrimination on the basis of marital status, and educate the public and policymakers about relevant social and economic issues. We believe that marriage is only one of many acceptable family forms, and that society should recognize and support healthy relationships in all their diversity. AtMP is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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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As a 39 year-old gay man I have struggled all my life to meet 'the one' with whom I can share my life. But my struggles with meeting other like-minded single gay men pale in comparison with living in a world that wants for me to be stigmatized & discriminated against- all because I'm single. AtMP is the first & only non-profit that I've encountered that not only celebrates & advocates for fair economic and social policies that benefit couples and singles alike, but also works to tackle a much harder goal- creating a world where we're defined as individuals first and foremost, not based on our relationship status. AtMP's mission may seem eclectic, yet considering that a large percentage of the adult American population is, in fact, single- it's not actually far-fetched. We need grassroots organizations like AtMP to advocate for the interests of single adults & non-traditional committed couples, and AtMP needs us- please support this vital organization!
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