Taken together, our study therefore makes an important contribution to an emerging body of research on the social, economic, and health benefits of same-sex marriage. O'Cleirigh supervised the analyses. We examined the distribution of all 4 outcome variables, including skewness and kurtosis values.
Sex Res Soc Policy. Abstract Significantly compromised health care delivery and adverse health outcomes are well documented for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT community in the United States compared with the population at large. Limitations of the study included the possibility of unmeasured confounding.
Most of the world religions have at some points in their histories opposed same-sex marriage for one or more of the following stated reasons: homosexual acts violate natural law or divine intentions and are therefore immoral; passages in sacred texts condemn homosexual acts; and religious tradition recognizes only the marriage of one man and one woman as valid.
What is netivist? In many cultures the exchange of some form of surety, such as bride service, bridewealthor dowryhas been a traditional part of the marriage contract. Do you think gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?
The debate about marriage equality has been a raging one for many years, for a wide range of reasons. Same-sex Parents and Their Children.
Whereas, the American Medical Association, at the November convention, acknowledged that same-sex marriage bans do contribute to health disparities in the US. Psychosom Med. Corresponding author. However, given the exploratory nature of these results, our findings on potential mechanisms should be interpreted with caution and require replication in future studies.
Consequently, these results may not be fully generalizable to the general population of sexual minority men in Massachusetts.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Births, marriages, divorces, and deaths: provisional data for One mechanism that may explain these findings is a reduction in the amount and frequency of status-based stressors that sexual minority men experience when institutionalized forms of stigma are eliminated.
Am Psychol. Our study had several noteworthy methodological advantages for studying relations between policies and health care use and expenditures. Natl Vital Stat Rep.