Noting the deleterious mental health aspects of discrimination against gays and lesbians, APA has adopted an official position statement in favor of the right of same-sex couples to civil marriage, emphasizing that "Same-sex couples are currently denied the important legal benefits, rights, and responsibilities of civil marriage [and] therefore experience several kinds of state-sanctioned discrimination that can adversely affect the stability of their relationships and their mental health." Read APA's statement on the issue here. In addition, recent data suggest that allowing same-sex marriage might be good for the health of gay men and lower their medical care expenses. For more about that study, see Psychiatric News.
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