The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 31, 1985 · Page 35
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The Salina Journal Sunday, March 31,1985 Page 36 Single people often unequal in eyes of law NEW YORK (AP) - In the eyes of the law, single people often are less equal than married couples. Lifestyles other than marriage are an increasing fact of American life. Census data show that the number of one-parent households increased by 175 percent from 1960 to 1983, one-person households by 173 percent, and households of unmarried couples by 331 percent. In that same period, the number of households consisting of married couples with children grew by just 4 percent. Still, homosexual couples, heterosexual couples living out of wedlock, divorced people and unattached singles continue to face legal obstacles and discrimination in the job market, in finding a place to live, in adopting children, getting loans or in pursuing their chosen lifestyles. A just-published 109-page handbook by the American Civil Liberties Union, "The Rights of Single People" (Bantam Books, $4.95), details what rights unmarried people have, and how the law has scrambled to catch up. "Because people are selecting alternative ways of living together, these questions have begun to oc- "Because people are selecting alternative ways of living together, these questions have begun to occupy courts and state legislatures." — Mitchell Bernard cupy courts and state legislatures. That is the reason for this book," said Mitchell Bernard, chairman of the ACLU's Equality Committee and a co-author of the new handbook. The other authors, all civil liberties attorneys, are Ellen Levine, Stefan Presser and Marianne Stec- ich. Here are some of the issues addressed by the book: Q: Is cohabitation — unmarried people living together — against the law? A: Yes, in 13 states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The laws are rarely enforced, however. Q: Can a landlord refuse to rent to a person who is single or di- vorced? A: Yes, in about half the states. Q: Can an employer advertising for job applicants specify a preference for married or single people? A: It varies from state to state. The federal Equal Employment Opportunities Act passed in 1964 doesn't prevent discrimination based on marital status, but many states have outlawed such advertising. Q: Can an employer fire you, refuse to hire you,, or otherwise discriminate against you because you are living with someone you are not married to? A: Generally, singles have no protection here. But there might be a case if one can prove an employer is seeking to regulate the private lives of single women and not single men. Q: Can a private employer dis- criminate against an unwed parent? A: No. This is one area the Equal Employment Opportunities Act gives nationwide protection. Q: Can unmarried cohabitants own property jointly? A: Yes. If one owner dies, the property passes to the other and does not pass through the deceased co-owner's estate. Q: What happens to property owned by cohabitants if they break up? A: Unless the couple has a written agreement to the contrary, property goes to whomever has legal title to it. Q: Can a bank or other lender refuse to extend credit or a mortgage to someone because he or she is single or is cohabiting with someone? A: Federal law prohibits such discrimination. Q: Are there government benefits available to married people but denied to cohabiting single people? A: Yes. Cohabiting single people aren't entitled to old age, survivor or disability benefits under Social Security. 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When Zubrick and two other members of the Seymour Citizens Engine Co. arrived, they apparently had no time to position their truck so they could use the ladder, Davis said.Instead, Zubrick donned an air pack and firefighters Francis Hallaman and Harry Kerr boosted him onto the second-floor porch, he said. Bryan's mother, Lisa Curtis, and older brother Jason, 3, also were in the house when the fire broke out. r* * * * * * * * * * * Mid America Inn Restaurant "SUPER SUNDAY SPECIAL" 2 piece Fried Chicken Dinner, choice of potato, tossed salad, roll and FREE SUNDAE (Make your own). 2.95 5p.m. 'tilllOp.m. 1842 N. 9th Salina, KS LESSON 3 YOU CAN READ! 10 STEPS TO HELP YOU OR A FRIEND LEARN TO READ YOU CAN READ: The Fun Pages Here's how! 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 8 9 1 11 What do you think will happen next in V the story? Tips for helpers: Pictures will help the reader to understand the story. Use the pictures with the comics to help the reader comprehend the meaning. Some readers may also enjoy making up their own story to go with the comic strip pictures. Let the readers write in their own words in the "balloons" above the comic strip character. Encourage your readers to enjoy the "comics" by reading some comic strips with them. T1 Salflnna T 1 1 he Journal The Salina Journal Is presenting a series of 10 lessons on reading. These lessons are designed to help you or someone you know learn to read or read better. A new lesson will be published every week for 10 weeks. If you wish further Information on this program — or about becoming a tutor to help someone learn to read — call Doris Ann Brlnegar at Little House Adult Learning Center (825-8402) or Rolland Zler at USD 305 (825-0281). Find the "comics " page. Find a comic strip that you like. Do you know the names of the people or animals in the comic strip? Say the names you know out loud. Look at the pictures. What do you think the story is about? Say out loud what you think the story is about. 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