Finally, in Studies 4a and 4b we examined the ideological underpinnings of religious opposition to same-sex marriage in more detail by taking into account two distinct aspects of conservative ideology. Not all religious heterosexuals are sexually prejudiced, and sexual prejudice is not the only reason for opposition to same-sex marriage. Sacred rites and civil rights: Therefore, the psychological processes underlying religious and ideological opposition to same-sex marriage are of considerable theoretical and practical interest. This research was supported in part by Canada Graduate Scholarships received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council by the third and fifth author. The impact of marriage denial on the mental health and sexual citizenship of lesbians and gay men in the United States.
So let's take a look at some of the things the No campaign has been talking about instead of the question being posed in the ABS one-question questionnaire — "should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?
Why the Argument for Same-Sex Marriage is Not Sound
A homosexual union is not of the same species as a heterosexual union. Reversing arrows in mediation models does not distinguish plausible models. Participant sex was significantly related to political ideology, sexual prejudice, and opposition to same-sex marriage see Table E in online supplementbut adjusting for it did not meaningfully change the results. The main argument put forward in favour of altering the definition of marriage as being between a man and woman is that this discriminates against relationships between individuals of the same sex and hence constitutes a violation of their right to have their relationship recognised as having equal value. Top Stories Young doctor overwhelmed by response to story of workload that 'broke' her Analysis: A Journal of Research65
Open in a separate window. In Study 4a, we investigated the effects of religiosity, resistance to change, opposition to equality, and sexual prejudice on opposition to same-sex marriage. Received Aug 1; Accepted Jun 9. Human rights apply to all human beings The applicability of human rights to all human beings can be accepted. In Study 1, we demonstrated that the relationship between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage was mediated by explicit sexual prejudice. Which means henceforth that there will be no legal basis for restrictions against a homosexual couple obtaining children in any way they choose, for such restrictions would constitute discrimination. Other points in response to counter-objections are: