Teenage suicide rates fell as same-sex marriage was legalised

Teen suicide attempts in the U.S declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.

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The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide.

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The results don’t prove there’s a connection, but researchers said policymakers should be aware of the measures’ potential benefits for youth mental health.

Photo by Benson Kua [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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