Married people are said to be happier, but is that true for gay marriage?
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- As same-sex couples wait to hear what the Supreme Court says about their marriage, a study in the American Journal of Public Health has already offered an opinion.
It looked at data on 47,000 people: men and women, gay and straight, ages 18 to 70.
The authors say married gay, lesbian and bi-sexual people have significantly less psychological distress than their non-married counterparts. Gay married couples were similar to heterosexual married couples in their levels of psychological distress.
The authors conclude that – like heterosexual marriage – same-sex marriage is associated with psychological well-being.
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