A new study published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, a peer reviewed publication of the American Psychological Association, finds that living in an anti-gay red state can have an adverse impact on the mental health of same-sex couples.

Same-sex couples with adopted children living in states with anti-gay adoption laws and attitudes had more mental health issues in their first year of parenthood than couples with adopted children living in more accepting states, a new study has found. In addition, same-sex couples with adopted children who perceived higher support from their family and workplace and lived in more gay-friendly neighborhoods reported better mental health than those who did not.

Not that this or any corroborating study could possibly have much impact, considering that the anti-gay politicians running these red states are also profoundly anti-science.