Single people in the nation's second-largest city suffer widespread and often illegal bias ranging from rental discrimination to restricted hospital visits.

The alleged bias against unmarried people in Los Angeles was documented by the city's Consumer Task Force on Marital Status and reflects a national trend, the Los Angeles Times reported.The report alleges discriminatory practices that include landlords refusing to rent to single people or unmarried couples, and auto insurers levying higher premiums or refusing policies to singles.