Distress was positively associated with living in an urban area, having a household income lower than the median California household income, and reporting fair or poor health. According to state law, the amendment must receive a majority vote from both chambers of the legislature in two consecutive sessions before voters are allowed to decide its fate. Legalized same-sex marriage in New Mexico on December 19, The estimate for same-sex RDP was not significant. Psychol Med. Comparisons among lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons who reported being in legal same-sex marriages, RDPs, and neither of these legal arrangements revealed wide variation for some characteristics Table 1.
The testimony and conclusions of those witnesses are validated by the accumulating evidence-based literature.
Recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriage and civil union . J Soc Issues. Child Dev.
Model 1 also showed that among lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons, psychological distress was negatively associated with being male, older, and currently employed, whereas it was positively associated with living in a home in which English was the primary language spoken.