Harper and Row. The beliefs that the participating adolescents endorsed in justifying their attitudes toward lesbians and gays were also predictably associated with either more or less tolerant attitudes. Archived from the original on 4 October Attitudes toward homosexuality have changed in developed societies in the latter part of the 20th century, accompanied by a greater acceptance of gay people into both secular and religious institutions. A score of 1 signifies a preference for lesbian marriage, a score of -1, for gay male marriage, and 0 signifies neither a preference for gay male nor lesbian marriage. CBC News. To find this, we used public opinion data on this issue from the Gallup World Poll and the World Values Survey and matches changes in attitudes over time with the timeline of laws concerning same-sex decriminalization.
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American Journal of Sociology, — Future research might find the other variables aside from homophobia that influence heterosexual attitudes towards gay male and lesbian marriage. Some people fear exposing their children to homosexuals in unsupervised settings, because they believe the children might be molestedrapedor " recruited " to be homosexuals themselves.
The legalization of same-sex marriage and non-gender-specific civil unions is one of the major goals of gay rights supporters.