It turns out that legal marriage for gay couples reduces reliance on health care and decreases medical expenses, according to a new study being published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Researchers analyzed health data from a group of gay men in Massachusetts for the twelve months before and the twelve months following the legalization of civil marriage for same-sex couples in mid-2003.
The number of visits to health care facilities dropped significantly. Accompanying costs went down as well.How can this be? Because when you are an equal citizen, and have equal rights, a very significant source of stress and ill health in your life is eliminated.
Marriage is good for people. Shouldn't we encourage stable relationships and mutual respect?