I want my healthcare delivered to me to be personal, derived specifically for me and the exact opposite of community-wide healthcare. I don’t want to be a statistic anymore, and I couldn’t care less in what risk pool I’ve previously been placed or grouped.
There was a time, in a white-dominated, male-regulated, tone-deaf, Protestant version of America, when “love” was patient and kind, not envious, boastful or proud. It did not dishonor others, self-seek. It was not easily angered and kept no record of wrongs.
Recent research from Harvard and Johns Hopkins links the presence of state marriage equality with reductions in suicide attempts among adolescents. The effect was particularly strong among adolescents who reported they were gay, lesbian, bisexual or unsure.