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Old 05-23-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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Gay Marriage in the Interests of Mental Health

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Psychiatric Association Calls for Gay Marriage Recognition

By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group approved a statement Sunday urging legal recognition of gay marriage.
If approved by the association's directors in July, the measure would make the American Psychiatric Association the first major medical group to take such a stance.

The statement supports same-sex marriage "in the interest of maintaining and promoting mental health."

It follows a similar measure by the American Psychological Association last year, little more than three decades after that group removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

The psychiatric association's statement, approved by voice vote on the first day of its weeklong annual meeting in Atlanta, cites the "positive influence of a stable, adult partnership on the health of all family members."

The resolution recognizes "that gay men and lesbians are full human beings who should be afforded the same human and civil rights," said Margery Sved, a Raleigh, N.C., psychiatrist and member of the assembly's committee on gay and lesbian issues.

The document clarifies that the association is addressing same-sex civil marriage, not religious marriages. It takes no position on any religion's views on marriage.

Massachusetts is the only state that allows same-sex marriage. Eighteen states have passed constitutional amendments outlawing same-sex marriage.

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Old 05-23-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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also strikes me as good for bodily health -- viewing dating as a means to an end (marriage) rather than an extracurricular activity strikes me as a way to reign in promiscuity and reduce the transmission of all kinds of self-destructive behavior that plague the gay community, from drugs to drinking to STDs.
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I think this is cool. It would do some gays who have problems a world of good to be married to the ones they love.
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The resolution recognizes "that gay men and lesbians are full human beings who should be afforded the same human and civil rights,"

Thats the bottom line to it all.
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Makes complete sense to me

Though I'm not quite sure if marriage and mental health are always co-existent
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Irony : gay marriage is legal here in Belgium, but hardly any gays use this new , hard-fought-over right..
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I wonder what other activities could maintain and promote mental health...
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^ how is that relevant?
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Are we giving weight to the American Psychiatric Association's declaration of those activities which could maintain and promote mental health? If so, wouldn't we want to know what else would be good for us?
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Makes complete sense to me

Though I'm not quite sure if marriage and mental health are always co-existent
LMAO your so right,they dont at times do they
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Its logical, but some dont like logic, they like lies!
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A. great article
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Hey love, havent been online much, exams coming up and what not, but I will be free for a month or two after June.
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I wonder what other activities could maintain and promote mental health...
Here's those loaded sentences again Your use of the '...' always makes me wonder what the hell kind of point you want to refrain from making. This one seems like you are pointing out there are other 'debatable' activities promoting mental well being. Why they would be relevant, is a side issue though

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