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Marriage Equality = Public Health

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Petition for Marriage Equality in Indiana

Resolved, We, medical students, faculty, physicians, and community members of Indiana

(1) recognize as is definitively stated by the American Medical Association's June 2011 policy H-65.973 Health Care Disparities in Same-Sex Partner Households, that denying civil union or marriage based on sexual orientation is discriminatory and imposes harmful stigma on gay and lesbian individuals and couples and families;

(2) recognize that exclusion from civil union or marriage contributes to health care disparities affecting same-sex households;

(3) will work to reduce health care disparities among members of same-sex households, including minor children;

(4) will support measures providing same-sex households with the same rights and privileges to health care, health insurance, and survivor benefits, as afforded opposite-sex households; and

(5) will, therefore, in the interest of optimal public health outcomes, oppose legislation that writes discrimination into our state constitution.

Links

Marriage Inequality Negatively Affects Public Health: 2011 Article
  • Randall Higginbotham
    Randall Higginbotham United States, Terre Haute
    Jan 27, 2014
    Jan 27, 2014
    Human Services Student
  • Glenn L. Keldsen, Ph.D.
    Glenn L. Keldsen, Ph.D. United States, Chesterton
    Jan 25, 2014
    Jan 25, 2014
    Just learned about this petition. Wish I had known about it sooner. The documentation of all of the negative medical and psychological effects of banning same-sex unions/marriages is very compelling.
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    Randall Higginbotham United States
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    Glenn L. Keldsen, Ph.D. United States
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    Cynthia Launer United States
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    Julie Stark United States
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    Nicole Zwick United States
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    Anne Kitchens United States
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    Liam Howley United States
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    Sherri Walker United States
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    Megan Stevens United States
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    Shannon Flood United States
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    Sarah Dilley United States
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    Amy Cory United States
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