With gay activists continuing to fight for the right to marry, and heterosexuals being encouraged to embrace their right to marry, the rights of individuals who choose to remain single, whether gay or straight, are not acknowledged. Those who choose to be single receive little to no benefits in the workplace and are often socially frowned upon, even made invisible by society. The role of the singles population is hardly ever approved or recognized in a social context.
Some people would highly disagree with single peoples’ decision to defy the social order of how things should be in society in regards to marriage, but others might deem marriage an important component in maintaining a functioning world where men and women should follow the social norm (and expectation) of getting married. Regardless, the idea that the singles’ population would threaten the importance of marriage as an institutionalized norm is completely ridiculous. In fact, being that the situation for singles is almost completely identical to that of queer individuals being "othered," the feminist movement should be a little more concerned and involved with the issue. Like gender, marriage is a social construct — let's challenge the cultural norm.