Suicide rates drop in places which legalise same-sex marriage, a study has found.
Research conducted by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analysed suicide prevalence rates for high school students among US states, to compare those which had legalised marriage for same-sex couples and those which haven’t. It analysed states which had passed marriage equality legislation at different points in time and the corresponding impact on suicide prevalence. 
Although marriage equality was legalised by the Supreme Court in 2015, some individual states had previously passed their own legislation locally to do so.
They found when states did pass the legislation, students in that state were 7 per cent less likely to try to take their own lives.
The largest decline in attempts was noted among student who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
It has been suggested that this is due to LGBT students feeling accepted by their communities and thereby having better mental …