Stepping Through the Mirror

Marriage equality has health benefits for gay men: study

Same sex marriage legalization reduces doctor visits and health care costs for gay men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. …

The study surveyed 1,211 patients from a large, community-based health clinic in Massachusetts that focuses on serving sexual minorities.

In the 12 months following the 2003 legalization of same sex marriage in Massachusetts, gay and bisexual men had a significant decrease in medical care visits, mental health care visits, and mental health care costs, compared with the 12 months before the law change. This amounted to a 13 percent reduction in health care visits and a 14 percent reduction in health care costs.  …

Gay community apologizes to Amy Koch for ruining her marriage

The gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology to recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch for ruining the institution of marriage and causing her to stray from her husband and engage in an “inappropriate relationship.”

"On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community’s successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage," reads the letter from John Medeiros. "We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry."  …

Yes, lesbians raise well-adjusted teens who don’t misbehave — and that proves it’s unnatural! Teenagers are supposed to be cryptic, angsty, mumble-mouthed, narcissistic, alienated, mood-swinging, reclusive, cynical hormone junkies, who go through vampire phases and are mortified to be seen with their parents, even when you take them some place awesome like the Grammys!
— Stephen Colbert, referring to the 25 year-long study about kids of lesbian parents (via muffdiver) (via girlcrushing) (via lipstick-feminists) (via skirtonfire)
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