Group Addresses Discrimination of Single People

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DEAR CALL BOX: In the Times-Union, there was an article that referred to candidates ignoring unmarried voters. The article talked about the American Association for Single People. Do you have an address for them? -- B.I.

DEAR B.I. The organization says there are more than 80 million unmarried adults in the United States. And the group notes that many single people do not live alone, but with roommates, partners, children, parents or relatives. On its Web site, the group refers to "marital status discrimination" and supports the identification of single people as a discriminated group.

Here are contacts. Address: P.O. Box 65756, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Phone: 1-800-993-AASP. Web site: www.singlesrights.com.

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