Participants completed a questionnaire in the laboratory, which included measures of religiosity, sexual prejudice, willingness to protest against same-sex marriage, heterosexual ingroup identification, heterosexual self-categorization, and perceived category overlap. Marriage is a human right, but as envisaged in the UNDHR it is understood as being between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage. Connect with ABC News. In an attempt to understand the issue, let's examine common arguments against same-sex marriage and why they may not stand up in modern America. System justification theory. 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.
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.
As depicted in Figure 2religiosity indirectly influenced willingness to protest through its effect on sexual prejudice. Washington Blade. Support Center Support Center. It cannot be stretched to include same-sex couples, since by their nature they are incapable of forming families.
Peer group contextual effects on homophobic and dominance attitudes.