Marriage Amendments and Psychological Distress in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) Adults

  title={Marriage Amendments and Psychological Distress in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) Adults},
  author={Sharon Scales Rostosky and Ellen D. B. Riggle and Sharon G. Horne and Angela D. Miller},
  journal={Journal of Counseling Psychology},
An online survey of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults (N = 1,552) examined minority stress (I. H. Meyer, 2003) and psychological distress following the 2006 general election in which constitutional amendments to limit marriage to 1 man and 1 woman were on the ballot in 9 states. Following the November election, participants living in states that passed a marriage amendment reported significantly more minority stress (i.e., exposure to negative media messages and negative conversations… 

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