U.S. gay couples report poorer health than straight married counterparts

Reuters
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February 28, 2013
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Gay and lesbian couples living together report poorer health than straight married couples, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, speculating that legalizing same-sex marriage could reduce the disparities. Studies have shown that married couples enjoy better health than people who are single, divorced or separated. When Dr Hui Liu, an assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State University, and her team studied the health of gay and straight couples, they found marriage made a difference.