American Academy of Pediatrics: Marriage Equality is Good for Children

March 21, 2013 by Paul Guequierre

Today the independent and non-partisan American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced their support for marriage for gay and lesbian couples for a simple reason: it’s good for children.  The support is detailed in a policy statement titled, “Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian.” After an extensive review of the academic literature on the subject the well-respected group said that marriage equality as well as adoption helps protect children’s right to maintain relationships with both parents, eligibility for health benefits and financial security.

“This announcement is the latest in a chain of evidence stretching back years that clearly states marriage equality is good for children,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “As today’s announcement by the AAP underscores, marriage equality’s adversaries simply have no evidence to back up their absurd claims to the contrary.”

Read full story and statement here…

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