The side effect of gay marriage that will improve lives

In 2014, University of Washington researchers surveyed 1800 LGBT people, 50 and older, in US locations where same-sex marriage is legal; roughly a quarter were married, a quarter were in long-term relationships, and the rest were single. The results released this month show that the married LGBT people were in better physical and mental health, had more financial resources and greater levels of social support than both their single counterparts and those couples who hadn’t made it official.

It turns out that – as it is for heterosexuals – marriage is good for the health and wellbeing of lesbians and gay men.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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