Subject: Social Epidemiology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Sexual and Gender Issues | Sociology | Social Discrimination | Human Families | Medicine | Social Prejudice | Q | Epidemiology | R | Population Biology | Demography | Science | Gender Discrimination
BACKGROUND: Marriage benefits both individuals and societies, and is a fundamental determinant of health. Until recently same sex couples have been excluded from legally recognized marriage in the United States. Recent debate around legalization of same sex marriage has... View more
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