Add Health includes measures of same-sex attraction, sexual identity, and histories of same- and different-sex relationships, allowing for detailed analysis of the lives of young adults. Mental health benefits of same-sex marriage might in part be derived from a heightened sense of social inclusion concomitant with the social institution of marriage.
Journal of Counseling Psychology. Sex Res Soc Policy.
With data from a population-based sample representative of Californians aged 18 to 70 years, we found results similar to those found in small-scale studies. Gay and lesbian partnership: Evidence from California.
Recommendations for inclusive data collection of trans people in HIV prevention, care, and services. Most lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in California were not in a legally recognized same-sex marriage or domestic partnership.
Advances in families and health research in the 21st century. Researchers must continue to examine potential health benefits of same-sex marriage, which is at least in part a public health issue. Qualitative Health Research.
After the application of sample weights, this number represented 3. An overview of same-sex couples in relationships: A research area still at sea. In the face of challenges to research on same-sex relationships, including the past failure of federally supported data collections to include measures that clearly identify same-sex relationships, scholars have been creative in data collection and methodological strategies for research.
A law enhanced the status of RDP to include almost all of the state-provided rights and responsibilities of marriage. Research on same-sex relationships has informed policy debates and legal decisions that greatly affect American families, yet the data and methods available to scholars studying same-sex relationships have been limited.