Thursday, August 12, 2010

American Psychological Association (APA) praises Prop 8 decision as victory for science, human dignity – August 4, 2010

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association hailed Wednesday’s ruling overturning Proposition 8, in which voters had taken away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

“The U.S. District Court ruling today affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry in California is a victory for both science and basic human dignity,” said APA President Carol D. Goodheart, EdD. “The American Psychological Association is gratified that the court agreed that there is no justification for denying marriage equality to same-sex couples. The research shows that same-sex couples are similar to heterosexual couples in essential ways and that they are as likely as opposite-sex couples to raise mentally healthy, well-adjusted children. Thus, there is no scientific justification for denying marriage equality, when research indicates that marriage provides many important benefits.”

APA, the largest professional society representing psychology, has been a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years, based on the social science research on sexual orientation. APA has supported legal benefits for same-sex couples since 1997 and civil marriage for same-sex couples since 2004. APA has adopted policy statements, lobbied Congress in opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act and the Federal Marriage Amendment, and filed amicus briefs supporting same-sex marriage in legal cases in Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, New York (three times), Maryland, Connecticut, Iowa, and California. In California, the APA brief was cited by the state Supreme Court when it ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in May 2008. Read more

Gay Rights Advocates Seize on Justice Ginsburg’s ‘Time Bomb’
By Debra Cassens Weiss – July 20, 2010 – ABA Journal

Gay marriage - Sexual orientation
is less about sex and more about love,
being one with another human being - Attachment Theory

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
 A flashback far more severe than in
Brokeback Mountain

Looking for Time Bombs and Tea Leaves on Gay Marriage
By Adam Liptak – July 19, 2010
The New York Times

Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI?
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

American Bar Association (ABA)
Backs Marriage Equality for Gays and Lesbians
ABA Journal

Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” Have Been A Vehicle
To Convey Certain People Into Political Office

Same-sex marriage - The Big Picture 
August 4, 2010 -
Same-Sex Marriages Should Be Allowed, Schwarzenegger Says 
By Edvard Pettersson – August 7, 2010

Prop. 8 overturned: Why Vaughn Walker ruled against gay-marriage ban 
By Warren Richey – August 4, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
 Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC
hunter of justice

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone - law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

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