Tuesday, May 24, 2005

It's Okay to be Gay...and Marriage is good for Gays too

If it's good for the heteros, it's got to be fabulous for the gays! I got this link from Rock City. I suppose that they reichwing is going to scoff at the APA as just a bunch of liberal, left leaning academics that are part of the vast left-wing conspiracy for this, but if you can't trust the APA, who can you trust?

It's a short article, so here's the whole thing:

ATLANTA - 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. ____

On The Net: American Psychiatric Association

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