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Response to nofurylike (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:34 PM

11. ACT UP was not just LBGT persons

Silence = Death has a much wider meaning in this day and age, as do most sayings within the community. And yes, when the countries leaders are silent on issues of stigma vulnerable people die because of these amendments.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/proposition-8-contributes-depression-substance-abuse-among-homosexuals-professor

San Francisco (AP) - A Columbia University social scientist says California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages contributed to the social stigma that makes gay men and lesbians more susceptible to depression, suicide and substance abuse.

Testifying in the federal trial to decide if Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution, Ilan Meyer said the measure sent a message of "You are not welcome here" to gay people by erecting a barrier to a "desirable and respected" institution.

"People in our society have goals that are cherished by all people, that are part of the social convention," Meyer said. "We are all raised to think there are certain things we want to achieve in life, and this Proposition 8 says if you are gay or lesbian, you cannot achieve this particular goal."

The trial, the first in a federal to examine the constitutionality of state gay marriage bans, is scheduled to resume Friday with testimony from Michael Lamb, a Cambridge University psychologist who will discuss gay and lesbian parenting and the benefits to children of allowing same-sex couples to marry.


Supporting marriage would not jeopardize the entire country or re-election.

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