New research shows that teen suicide attempts have fallen since the legalization of same-sex marriage.
FOX's Pat O'Neill has more:
The study published in the Journal of the Medical Association Pediatrics says the declines occurred in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide.
It covers more than 700,000 public school students from 1999 through 2015, the year of the court ruling. In the 32 states that enacted same-sex marriage laws, suicide attempts fell seven percent among all students and 14 percent among gay kids. There was no change in suicide attempts in states without those laws.
The researchers say results don't prove there's a link between the drop and the laws, but say policy-makers should be aware of the potential benefits for teenage mental health.
Pat O'Neill, FOX News.