Support Center Support Center. To date 30 states have constitutionally defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Freedom From Religion Foundation. Given the observed role of resistance to change in explaining opposition to same-sex marriage, legalizing same-sex marriage may bring about increased public support for gay rights over time. Retrieved 6 April Peer group contextual effects on homophobic and dominance attitudes.
We also conducted a study in which system justification motivation was found to mediate the relationship between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage.
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It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. For more information concerning the materials and procedures for all studies included in this article, consult our project page on the Open Science Framework: For all of these reasons, elucidating the social and psychological processes that shape prejudicial attitudes and behaviors toward gay men and lesbian women is critical for informing theory and practice aimed at enhancing individual and collective well-being as well as the efforts of advocacy groups to promote social justice. Our reasoning was consistent with prior research, indicating that religiosity and conservatism are associated with system justification Jost et al. Specifically, we examine a model in which religious opposition to same-sex marriage is, at least in part, accounted for by sexual prejudice and motivated by conservative tendencies to defend the status quo. Gay rights groups and feminists are responding with a creative show of force.
In JuneDavid Cameron, whilst campaigning to be the next Prime Minister, formally apologised for his party introducing the law, stating that it was a mistake and had been offensive to gay people. The decision to separate group identification and self-categorization was made on the basis of a principal components analysis, which revealed two distinct components. Retrieved 7 July Webarchive template wayback links Wikipedia articles with style issues from July All articles with style issues Articles to be expanded from May All articles to be expanded All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements Wikipedia articles in need of updating from November All Wikipedia articles in need of updating. Bernards and to nail biters. Serial multiple mediator model predicting opposition to same-sex marriage from religiosity, resistance to change, and sexual prejudice, adjusting for opposition to equality Study 4b. 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.