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MD Mama

Why backing same-sex marriage is good for children

Adapted from the MD Mama blog on

Having married parents is good for children. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics thinks that same-sex couples should be able to marry. In a statement just issued, that’s exactly what they said. It’s going to put the AAP in the middle of controversy — but it was the right thing to do for children.

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