Last week, the American Psychological Association announced the unanimous passage of a resolution supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.
HRC president Joe Solmonese made the following statement:
“The American Psychological Association has long supported equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community based on scientific reasoning and a concern for the well-being of all people. The unanimous passage of a resolution in support of full marriage equality shows once again that equality under the law is not only inherently right, but will also benefit the health of LGBT Americans. Marriage equality will strengthen families, and in doing so, will make for stable communities.”
Religion plays a role in legislation involving everything from firearms to health care to marriage in the Virginia General Assembly. Like their constituents, the vast majority of legislators are Christian. Religious lawmakers say that their faith shapes their values and outlook on life – but that they don’t impose their religious beliefs on others. “We [...]