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States With Legalized Same-sex Marriage Had Lower Youth Suicide Rates

"Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth attempt to take their lives at a rate four times higher than heterosexual teenagers, according to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit that offers a national hotline and other suicide prevention efforts for young LGBT people... As the scientists wrote in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, students living in states where same-sex marriage was legalized saw a drop in suicide rates, compared to students living elsewhere (a critical point being that the scientists investigated an association, not a causal relationship)." - Ben Guarino

Learn more by reading the full article from The Washington Post: "Legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with fewer youth suicide attempts, new study finds" .

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