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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Petition the APA to support marriage equality

Just received from the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders:

Dear xxxxx,

The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) assembly will consider a proposal at its annual meeting in Atlanta this Sunday to amend the group's official position statement on marriage equality. Click here to read the statement!

Individual leaders from the APA who have been particularly strong advocates and allies for LGBT equality tell us that it would be extremely helpful for people to contact members of the APA, in particular, the leadership of the Assembly, with respect to this issue. As most of you know, having organizations like the APA support marriage equality is critical to winning in the courts and legislatures, particularly with respect to their ability to sign on to amicus briefs and provide legislative testimony.

Please contact the president elect of the APA, Steve Sharfstein M.D., at ssharfstein@sheppardpratt.org, and to the speaker, James Nininger M.D. at nininger@bestweb.net, to tell them to support the proposed statement.

Please forward this e-mail to other list serves you may be on, as well as to friends, family, and colleagues.

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