Friday, August 5, 2011

First, Do No Harm

Are the statements of some Congress people and the denial of equal rights something that is effecting our LGBT youth and adults negatively? The American Psychological Association (APA)says yes.
The resolution points to numerous recent studies, including findings that "many gay men and lesbians, like their heterosexual counterparts, desire to form stable, long-lasting and committed intimate relationships and are successful in doing so."

It adds that "emerging evidence suggests that statewide campaigns to deny same-sex couples legal access to civil marriage are a significant source of stress to the lesbian, gay and bisexual residents of those states and may have negative effects on their psychological well-being."

Read the whole article in USA Today

Is this a reason for Same Sex Marriage? Arguably. However, as leadership, they really should take more of an interest in protecting our youth from the horrors of being bullyied and from feeling that they have no other choice but to committ suicide.

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