Legalizing gay marriage has caused a dramatic drop in LGBT suicide rates

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 31 January 2020 21:05
  • Written by Jason Scott

Rainbow flags in front of supreme courtIn June 2015 The Supreme Court of the United States declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

The legalization of gay marriage granted over 1100 statutory provisions to same-sex couples, many of them granting rights and privileges previously only afforded to heterosexual couples.

However, the law didn't just benefit same-sex couples who want to get married, it also had a dramatic affect on LGBT youth.

The study was conducted with over 26,000 LGBT youth participants in the 32 states where gay marriage was legalized up through the 2015 Supreme Court decision. The study found that suicide attempt rates dropped 7% among all students and 14% among gay kids after same-sex marriage was legalized in each state.