New England Journal of Medicine Calls for Support of Marriage Equality

by d3clark – Last evening, the weekly issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) was released. The NEJM is one of the most prestigious medical journals published.  Its weekly editorial is most often focused on some medical issue – cancer research, discoveries in immunology, new cardiac surgery techniques, etc.  Occasionally, the editorial will discuss a political policy like health care for all in the U.S., children’s safety around firearms or some other topic that is less directly scientifically oriented.  This week the Journal came out strongly in support of marriage equality, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to find in favor of same-sex marriage. For more on their opinion and the case that then make, come below the orange medical diploma curlicue. The authors of the editorial do a brief review of the state of marriage equality in America.  Then they discuss the inequalities in health care that affect...

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