The ordering we proposed is plausible and grounded theoretically in psychological theory and research. As the marriage equality debate heats up, some Christian groups are depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination. Helminiak the Bible may be interpreted literally or within historical-cultural context. We visited schools from one of the poorest and wealthiest suburbs in the same city to take a peek inside kids' lunch boxes. Oaks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, likened the attacks against religious people to voter intimidation against black people during the American civil rights movement. The United Church now allows individual congregations to decide whether or not to perform these marriages. The contentious method designed for choosing a president helped lose the republic referendum.
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Religious freedom is an important right. Once same sex-marriage is legal, it must be protected
Many views are held or have been expressed by religious organisations in relation to same-sex marriage. Sample sizes were determined by the number of students who were enrolled in the various psychology courses and who consented to participate in our research. Archived from the original on October 11, In five studies conducted in two countries, we obtained support for a theoretical model in which religious opposition to same-sex marriage is linked to sexual prejudice and conservative preferences to maintain the status quo. Legal Affairs Section Such reframings have proved an effective political tactic in the US. Churches and religious individuals may well criticise sexual behaviour which is not consistent with religious teachings, but they now need to expect an equally vigorous response and criticism.
In the current research program, we investigated whether religious opposition to same-sex marriage has ideological roots in the desire to maintain the societal status quo. There may be a voluntary postal survey conducted by the ABS. 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 M in the online supplement. Sample sizes were determined by the number of students who were enrolled in the various psychology courses and who consented to participate in our research. In Study 4a, we investigated the effects of religiosity, resistance to change, opposition to equality, and sexual prejudice on opposition to same-sex marriage.