New Vanderbilt University Study Says Gay Marriage Increases Gay And Bi Men’s Access to Health
A new study conducted by Vanderbilt University found that same-sex marriage led to “significant increases” in gay and bi men’s access to care and health insurance coverage.
The study, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, was a combination of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System between the years of 2000 and 2016.
But how did they know which households in the data belonged to same-sex couples? Well as Vanderbilt’s Research News reports, the CDC data didn’t ask respondents about their sexual orientation. As such, the Vanderbilt researchers deduced from earlier data that a percentage of adults in households of two were same-sex couples.
Christopher Carpenter, a professor of economics at Vanderbilt, led the research team consisting
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