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September 21, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Marriage Equality Is A Matter Of Health As Well As Rights Stigma and prejudice lead many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to face significant barriers when accessing health care. The LGBT communities suffer from greater rates of obesity, adult and adolescent mental health disorders, chronic diseases, intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted diseases (Dr. Gabriel Garcia, 12/10).

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