Same-sex marriage challenge to AMA

FORMER AMA president Professor Kerryn Phelps has challenged the association to back same-sex marriage for “basic health reasons”. 

“It’s a significant mental health issue,” Professor Phelps told Medical Observer ahead of a speech to a marriage equality function in Sydney yesterday.

“The AMA should back it 100%.” 

Last week, AMA president Associate Professor Brian Owler stopped short of backing same-sex marriage during an interview with MO, but described a campaign by medical