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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Study Equates Marriage Equality with Lower Rate of GLBT Teen Suicides


We provide evidence that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced adolescent suicide attempts. As countries around the world consider enabling or restricting same-sex marriage, we provide evidence that implementing same-sex marriage policies was associated with improved population health. Policymakers should consider the mental health consequences of same-sex marriage policies. "

Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts," JAMA Pediatrics, February 20, 2017; Julia Raifman (Johns Hopkins), Ellen Moscoe (Harvard), S. Bryn Austin (Harvard, Boston Children's Hospital), Margaret McConnell, PhD2

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National Center for Transgender Equality Fights Repeal of Title IX Protection

The Title IX guidance, widely hailed by educational and child health experts, made clear that transgender students are protected from discrimination and must be treated according to their gender identities. Should the Administration rescind the guidance, trans students would still be protected under Title IX. But such clear action directed at children would be a brazen and shameless attack on hundreds of thousands of young Americans who must already defend themselves against schoolyard bullies, but are ill-equipped to fight bullies on the floors of their state legislatures and in the White House. "

Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality, February 21, 2017.

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