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Marriage, Gender and Health in Lesbian, Gay and Heterosexual Couples

Award Year: 2011 Investigator: Debra Umberson
Married heterosexuals enjoy greater health and longevity than the unmarried, and the importance of marriage for health increases as people age. However, since same sex couples cannot legally marry in most parts of the United States, we know very little about the health implications of marriage for aging gay and lesbian couples. Dr.