There was a time when women were the legal property of their husbands. Equality Case Files. Retrieved July 19, Ina pair of economists at Emory University tied the passage of state bans on same-sex marriage in the US to an increase in the rates of HIV infection. A study of nationwide data from January to December revealed that the establishment of same-sex marriage is associated with a significant reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children, with the effect being concentrated among children of a minority sexual orientation, resulting in approximatelyfewer children attempting suicide each year in the United States. According to the federal government's Government Accountability Office GAO inmore than 1, rights and protections are conferred to U. The natural world didn't create marriage, humans did.
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