[Vision2020] Psychiatrists Want Gay Marriage Legalized

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Mon May 23 06:01:56 PDT 2005

>From today's (May 23, 2005) Spokesman Review.

As discussed on yesterday's Auntie Establishment and Brother Carl (Jr.) by
none other than that published author herself Joan "this ain't no opry"
Opyr, a little something to smile about.


Psychiatrists want gay marriage legalized
Statement cites mental health; group's directors must approve
Associated Press
May 23, 2005

ATLANTA - Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group approved a
statement Sunday urging legal recognition of gay marriage.

If approved by the association's directors in July, the measure would make
the American Psychiatric Association the first major medical group to take
such a stance.

The statement supports same-sex marriage "in the interest of maintaining and
promoting mental health."

It follows a similar measure by the American Psychological Association last
year, little more than three decades after that group removed homosexuality
from its list of mental disorders.

The psychiatric association's statement, approved by voice vote on the first
day of its weeklong annual meeting in Atlanta, cites the "positive influence
of a stable adult partnership on the health of all family members."

The resolution recognizes "that gay men and lesbians are full human beings
who should be afforded the same human and civil rights," said Margery Sved,
a Raleigh, N.C., psychiatrist and member of the assembly's committee on gay
and lesbian issues.

The document clarifies that the association is addressing same-sex civil
marriage, not religious marriages. It takes no position on any religion's
views on marriage.

Massachusetts is the only state that allows same-sex marriage. Eighteen
states have passed constitutional amendments outlawing same-sex marriage.


Take care, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Just Another Intolerista Liberal Elitista Diversity-Cleansing Wacko Nutjob
Loose in the Palouse Doing What Comes Natural

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