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Prof. Badgett: Gay marriage good for family and economy

I have a simple message to Australian politicians currently considering same-sex marriage: the overseas experience has been an entirely positive one.

Marriage equality is a controversial issue with opponents of reform predicting dire consequences. But when social scientists like myself look closely at those societies where reform has occurred, what we see is very different.

First of all, the impact on same-sex couples and their families has been positive and profound.

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