New York, April 14: Marriage is related with happiness among heterosexual couples. The benefits of marriage extend to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) couples as well.
According to study by Gerontologist, LGBT participants who were married have better physical and mental health, more social support as compare to those who were single.
Survey was conducted on 1,800 LGBT people, aged 50 and more, in locations where gay marriage was already legal in the US in 2014.
About one-fourth were married, another fourth were in a committed relationship and half were single.
Married respondents had spent an average of 23 years together, while those in a committed, unmarried relationship had spent much less years together.
Single LGBT adults were more likely to suffered with physical, psychological, social and environmental quality of life.