Study Shows Marriage Provides Mental Health Benefits to Gays

A recent study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Williams Institute suggests gay couples that are in a legal marriage show lower signs of psychological stress than unmarried LGBT couples.

“Same-sex or different-sex, there appear to be positive mental health benefits associated with legal recognition of one’s relationship,” said Wight. “Mental health benefits of extending marriage to same-sex couples might be derived from a heightened sense of social inclusion concomitant with the social institution of marriage.”

The researchers suggest further study on the health consequences of marriage equality should be conducted.

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