Law is discriminatory

The American Psychiatric Association has confirmed that sexual orientation is natural, biologically induced, morally neutral, immutable, neither contagious nor learned, and has no relation to an individuals ability to form deep and lasting relationships, to parent children, to work, or to contribute to society.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Psychiatric Association have all endorsed civil marriage for same sex couples because marriage strengthens the mental and physical health and the longevity of couples, and provides greater legal and financial security for children, parents and seniors.

When America’s premier child and mental health associations and their expert panels endorse marriage equality, there is thus no ethical reason in the world for any person or any law to discriminate against gay people and their children.

Laws should not be based on personal or religious ideas.

Dr. Kate O’Hanlan

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