In Study 4a, we investigated the effects of religiosity, resistance to change, opposition to equality, and sexual prejudice on opposition to same-sex marriage. Assessing the structure of prejudicial attitudes: Progressive Jewish authorities believe either that traditional laws against homosexuality are no longer binding or that they are subject to changes that reflect a new understanding of human sexuality. How this father and son coped with tense SSM debate How to talk about the same-sex marriage result with your kids 'It's about bloody time': The beginning of a beautiful friendship. Rights and legal issues.
For example, a church minister need not marry a same-sex couple.
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Views Read Edit View history. Despite these limitations, our analyses do suggest that religiosity is associated with opposition to same-sex marriage through conservative ideology and sexual prejudice. I'm a proud Westie and I voted yes. Therefore, the psychological processes underlying religious and ideological opposition to same-sex marriage are of considerable theoretical and practical interest. Superficially, one might argue that providing services for same-sex couples could be at odds with the religious group's beliefs. Peer group contextual effects on homophobic and dominance attitudes.
He said that same-sex lovers must have been cross-sex lovers in a former life. The millennia-long debate in Hindu society, somewhat suppressed in the colonial period, has revived. This research helps address the question of why people might oppose same-sex marriage at the level of social, personality, and political psychology. Several Hindu priests have performed same-sex marriages, arguing that love is the result of attachments from previous births and that marriage, as a union of spirit, is transcendental to gender. Anti-discrimination law exists to prevent prejudiced and exclusionary actions. Some Christian denominations do not view monogamous same sex relationships as bad or evil.