At that time only 19 states had marriage equality; now that number is at 36, said Charles Joughin, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group that advocates for LGBT equality. Annual Review of Psychology64 Provided with benefits such as tax deductions and tax breaks, married heterosexual couples will be more likely to raise their child together, some say.
Participant sex was significantly related to opposition to equality, sexual prejudice, and opposition to same-sex marriage see Table J in online supplementbut adjusting for it yielded nearly identical results.
Future research would do well to adapt experimental methods to investigate the causal effects of making religious or political ideologies salient to observe their impact on attitudes about same-sex marriage.
Rather, they press their judgments on others while, at the same time, refusing to permit others to make judgments. When he said that letting gay couples marry would harm the state's ability to encourage heterosexual marriage, she said "How could that be? No one is arguing that a child needs a male and female role model, but a mother and father.
The strongest argument against same-sex marriage: traditional marriage is in the public interest. Freedom is the greatest American value, and if two adults wish to marry, whose freedom does that impede upon?
Omitting resistance to change from the model yielded nearly identical results. Translational Issues in Psychological Science. What did the Vatican really say about gay marriage yesterday? View All News. Herdt G. Materials Religiosity Participants indicated their religiosity on a continuum ranging from 1 not at all religious to 7 extremely religious.
But a majority of Supreme Court justices and most of the lower courts widely rejected this argument, arguing that same-sex marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional. To our knowledge, however, no studies have investigated the hypothesis that religious opposition to same-sex marriage is attributable, at least in part, to sexual prejudice Hypothesis 1.
Our reasoning was consistent with prior research, indicating that religiosity and conservatism are associated with system justification Jost et al. To determine whether such an analysis would be appropriate, we first computed the partial correlation between ideology and sexual prejudice, adjusting for religiosity.
In Studies 1, 3, 4a, and 4b, correlations between sexual prejudice and opposition to same-sex marriage ranged from.