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Concordia University School of Law

Monday, May 23, 2005

APA Calls for Recognition of Same Sex Marriage

The Associated Press reports that the American Psychiatric Association has approved a statement urging legal recognition of gay marriage. The statement supports same-sex marriage "in the interest of maintaining and promoting mental health" and cites the "positive influence of a stable, adult partnership on the health of all family members." According to the news report, if the APA's directors vote approval in July, the measure would make it the first major medical group to take such a stance. [bm]

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