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.
“Some of our staff are gay and lesbian,” said Clinton Anderson, staff liaison of the APA‘s Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Concerns office. “They expressed concerns that hospitals and emergency rooms might not honor powers of attorney. People felt unsafe in their lives about meeting in Virginia.”