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324 psychologists call for same-sex marriage

We are an independent group of psychologists in Ireland. Same-sex preference is part of the spectrum of human sexuality and is in no way abnormal or pathological.

Same-sex couples are similar to heterosexual couples, in many regards.

All of the available research shows that children of same-sex couples are similar to children of heterosexual couples. Inequality and discrimination, however, are damaging to mental health.

It is for these reasons that we intend to vote ‘yes’ in the marriage referendum.

Prof. Alan Carr

Dr. Sheila Kissane

Prof. Brian Hughes

Dr. Nicola Lally

Dr. John Bogue

Prof. Gary Donohoe

Dr. Gary O’Reilly

Dr. Maeve Kenny

And 316 independent Irish psychologists

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