Gallup finds 5. Twenty-nine percent of U. While Pope Francis' comments supporting same sex civil unions were a drastic shift in Catholic church guidance, U. Catholics have supported gay marriage for about a decade. Most Americans favor abortion being legal to some degree, but there is wide disagreement about the extent.
However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence including physical, mental, sexual or emotional than their heterosexual counterparts. Research and real life experiences have found that LGBTI people have an increased risk of depression and anxiety, substance abuse, self-harming and suicidal thoughts. When compared with heterosexual people, same-sex attracted and transgender people have higher psychological distress and significant levels of anxiety. Around 10 per cent of young Australians experience same-sex attraction, most realising this around puberty. In an Australian study, 61 per cent of young non-heterosexual people reported experiencing verbal abuse and 18 per cent reported physical abuse.
It then directs the head of each federal agency to work in consultation with the attorney general to develop a plan within days to carry out the order. David of the Human Rights Campaign said the order will provide much-needed relief for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Biden issued more than a dozen other executive orders Wednesday, many of which advocates said will also positively affect LGBTQ Americans. Sam Brinton, vice president of advocacy and government affairs at The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth suicide prevention organization, said data collection is key to better supporting queer youth. The Bostock order will also undo policies the Trump administration issued in its final days, such as a Health and Human Services Department rule that would have allowed federally contracted social services providers, such as adoption agencies, to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
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