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Doctors' view: MN Marriage amendment harmful to health of children, adolescents

Duluth News Tribune
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October 8, 2012

Recently the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics voted unanimously to sign on to the coalition Minnesotans United for All Families, joining more than 600 organizations opposing a constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom to marry in Minnesota.

You might ask why Minnesota’s pediatricians decided to take a stand on such a controversial issue.

The reason is simple: It affects the patients we see every day. In Minnesota, thousands of children are being raised by same-sex couples. As an advocate for children and their families, MN-AAP believes a marriage amendment would be harmful to the health and well-being of children and adolescents in at least three fundamental ways.