NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has issued a position statement supporting the legal recognition of same-sex civil marriage while opposing discrimination against same-sex couples. In recognition that gay and lesbian couples are raising children and possess the same potential and desire for life-long relationships as their heterosexual counterparts, the APsaA seeks to assist in ending the government-sanctioned discrimination against homosexual couples that denies them over 1,000 federal rights and benefits.
"We want people to think about the broad impact the denial of same-sex marriage has on Americans today," says Ethan Grumbach, Ph.D., chair of APsaA's Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues. "Families exist in many different ways and it is important for same-sex couples to have legal and societal recognition of their unions for themselves, their children, and their extended families."
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