Researchers: Marriage Bans Cause Psychological Harm

May 24, 2013 Full story: EDGE 7

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are awaiting the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage cases this June for scientific reasons - they want to study the psychological impact of the outcome.

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Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#1 May 25, 2013
Thinking its more anger than anxiety
Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#2 May 25, 2013
Isn't this kind of a "duh" study? What gay person wouldn't have increased anxiety living in a state where the majority of the population voted to make you "less than" everyone else?

Nevertheless, studies such as this serve a much-needed purpose by attaching numbers to something we all know is true, albeit anecdotally
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#3 May 25, 2013
It's easier up here in Canada.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 May 25, 2013
disaster in the making wrote:
Thinking its more anger than anxiety
Anger and anxiety are often the same thing. ;)

“I'm here to make friends, etc.”

Since: Sep 10

Fernandina Beach, Florida

#5 May 26, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Anger and anxiety are often the same thing. ;)
And depression, sadness, humility, and stress. Being treated as second class citizens can cause a number of emotions even simultaneously.

“I'm here to make friends, etc.”

Since: Sep 10

Fernandina Beach, Florida

#6 May 26, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Anger and anxiety are often the same thing. ;)
Anger and anxiety are not always related and many times not. Anxiety is and can be totally different from anger and not motivated by anger. I would say anxiety is more closely related to fear than anger though fear and anxiety are not always related either. Fear and anxiety can be separate or go together a lot of times. I'm not a mental health professional, just speaking from what I've observed and experienced.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 May 26, 2013
Any time a person experiences marginalization psychological harm results.

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