efforts to repeal the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
Medical Association also voted to declare that gay marriage
bans contribute to health disparities for gay couples and their
Both gay-rights policies were adopted Tuesday at the AMA’s interim
policy meeting in Houston.
The AMA says the ‘don’t ask, don’t-tell’ law creates an ethical
dilemma for gay service members and the doctors who treat them.
The other measure declares that marriage bans leave gays vulnerable
to being excluded from health care benefits, including health
insurance and family and medical leave rights. The new AMA policy
stops short of opposing the bans.