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APA Approves Resolution in Support of Full Marriage Equality

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On August 4, the American Psychological Association unanimously approved a resolution in support of full marriage equality. It confirms what we at the hotline already know: “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.”

While a majority of our callers are primarily concerned with coming to terms with their own sexual orientation and/or gender identity, they have been greatly affected by media attention and public discourse on marriage equality discussions.

We at the GLBT National Help Center firmly believe that marriage equality is a must for the GLBT community as a whole, and understand that this topic often sows the seeds of misinformation and misleading statements. And even though homophobic arguments may be completely untrue, they can still hurt, and our callers feel it every time a public figure says that it is not natural to be gay or that same-sex marriage is the equivalent of bestiality.

GLBT individuals who desire to marry are just as worthy of friendship, love, families, and lasting relationships as those who are not queer-identified. Our thanks to the APA for this recognition.

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Written by glbtnhc

August 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Posted in Media

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  1. I’am so glad for this significant actiof the APA, because after Five Years of coming out and began our family my partner a transgender female to male are still being neglect exposed at risk of all the insignificant essentials for life. Iam a victim and hungry,homeless,physically and verberly abused from people in my little community in California and what worst is that no one cares or whants to know and my two children delilah of only seven and Monze of six are the kids with no human rights.I ask for mercy.

    Lupita Loredo

    August 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm


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