Dep't of Human Res. Will providing marriage rights to same-sex couples undermine heterosexual marriage? Pioneers in partnership: lesbian and gay male couples in civil unions compared with those not in civil unions and married heterosexual siblings.
Children with lesbian parents: a community study. New York Times.
Published July INSU. Archived from the original on 12 October You will find some companies, especially the larger ones, offer a domestic partnership plan. You may have to wait until the next open enrollment to include your spouse if you miss the special enrollment.
Am Psychol. This interplay of power and prejudice, whether overt or covert, constitutes the phenomenon of heterosexism.
Mark L. Prevalence of mental disorders, psychological distress, and mental health services use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States. No studies, however, have examined whether pro-gay marriage policies influence patterns of health care use or expenditures among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.
Psychosomatic Medicine. Employers may request "reasonable" documentation of a family relationship, but the request cannot interfere with an employee's rights, and the employer cannot dictate what documentation must be presented. The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Community Psychol.
Buffie is with St. October 20, While fully acknowledging the limitations described earlier and the uncertainties inherent in such discussions, the Indiana State Medical Association—on the basis of the evidence-based literature cited in this article, including research from academic experts in the fields of medicine, economics, political science, psychology, epidemiology, and public health—has joined the American Medical Association in calling for the recognition that exclusion from civil union or marriage contributes to health care disparities affecting same-sex households.
The Sydney Morning Herald. From a public health perspective, the LGBT community represents a substantial number of people identified to be at significant risk for poor health outcomes. Research shows married people are less risky than single people because they tend to file fewer claims.