Although these findings provide the strongest empirical evidence to date that living in states with discriminatory laws may serve as a risk factor for psychiatric morbidity in LGB populations, the results should be considered in light of the study's limitations.
Meyer IH. Confronting sexual stigma and prejudice: theory and practice.
Whereas, the American Medical Association, at the November convention, acknowledged that same-sex marriage bans do contribute to health disparities in the US. Ellipses indicate that AORs were too unstable to report given the small sample size. Additionally, we did not have a large enough sample size to examine how changes in laws influenced onset or persistence of disorder or to document potentially important subgroup differences e.
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Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence. This stress comprises discrimination, concealment of sexual identity, and internalized negative attitudes about sexual or gender identity.
With the impending U. Few legal policies in recent memory have been as contentiously debated as gay marriage. The prospective design, large sample size, population-based sampling scheme, and detailed measurement of DSM-IV diagnoses presented a timely and unique opportunity in which to examine this research question.
Natl Vital Stat Rep. Despite the prevalence of same-sex households and campaigns to protect human rights, gay persons find the very nature of their being constantly debated within our legislative bodies, the courts, and the mainstream media.