According to this article, the American Psychological Association is moving its meetings from Virginia to Washington, D.C., because of "the possible impact of the Affirmation of Marriage Act and a proposed gay marriage ban on its members and their domestic partners." From the article:
- The APA announced July 21 that governance meetings scheduled to be held in Virginia in 2007 and 2008 will be moved to Washington, D.C.
â€Some of our staff are gay and lesbian,â€ said Clinton Anderson, staff liaison of the APAâ€™s Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Concerns office. â€They expressed concerns that hospitals and emergency rooms might not honor powers of attorney. People felt unsafe in their lives about meeting in Virginia.â€