Unlike in the circumstances involving gays marrying, they argue, there is no rational reason to oppose interracial marriage, because an interracial couple can still have children. Entering both subscores separately yielded similar results. For instance, it is possible that a personality variable such as conscientiousness simultaneously influenced religiosity, conservatism, and attitudes toward same-sex marriage, and it could therefore provide a further explanation of the effects we observed. The Politics of the Religious Right, p. Of course, this involved yet another logical absurdity and a selective reading of the research, which appeared in the journal Social Science Research. Jojanneke van der Toorn1, 2 John T.
We should not think that gay marriage in all the land is a foregone conclusion.
The Failed Logic of Secular Arguments Against Gay Marriage
Church of Scientology of California. Resistance to change We first conducted a mediation analysis including resistance to change and sexual prejudice as mediators, adjusting for opposition to equality see Table H in the online supplement. Whereas religious opponents may see their objections to same-sex marriage as principled and legitimate, others see it as a human rights issue and may interpret opposition as a form of sexual prejudice and discrimination. Essentialist beliefs about homosexuality: We first conducted a mediation analysis including resistance to change and sexual prejudice as mediators, adjusting for opposition to equality see Table H in the online supplement. This relates to a problem in almost all sociological research involving the isolation of variables. The anti-gay-marriage crowd rises up in offense when the comparison is made between its position and that of the anti-interracial-marriage crowd.
Non-citizens may live in America only as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens. Our first car pool for school was with the kids of a lesbian couple. The BSA receives much of its funding and support from religious groups noted for their opposition to the gay rights movement. Participants indicated their agreement with eight statements on a scale ranging from 1 strongly disagree to 7 strongly agree. Working to end discrimination against gays, atheists, agnostics, other non-theists, and all other groups in the Boy Scouts of America". Research implications for public policy" pp. Societal attitudes towards homosexuality vary greatly in different cultures and different historical periods, as do attitudes toward sexual desire, activity and relationships in general.