Results revealed that resistance to change was more important than opposition to equality in explaining religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Religion: Opiate or inspiration of civil rights militancy among Negroes? Thus, conservatism did significantly mediate the relationship between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage to the extent that it predicted sexual prejudice.
In fact, thanks to the marriage equality ruling of Obergefell vs. This statement from Sara McLanahan, a sociologist at Princeton University, is representative: If we were asked to design a system for making sure that children's basic needs were met, we would probably come up with something quite similar to the two-parent ideal.
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Retrieved 26 September However, not all states permit second-parent adoption procedures, especially because stepparent adoptions are now available for LGBT couples.
Results and Discussion Descriptive statistics are provided in Table G of the online supplement. In Study 3, which was conducted in the United States, we investigated the hypothesis that the relationship between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage would be serially mediated by the endorsement of conservative ideology and sexual prejudice.
We conducted a similar mediation analysis including opposition to equality and sexual prejudice as mediators, this time adjusting for resistance to change. Legal recognition of same-sex relationships in the United States: A social science perspective.
Results Descriptive statistics are provided in Table C of the online supplement. In Study 2, we replicated these findings using a measure of behavioral intention, namely willingness to protest against same-sex marriage. Turner J.
Winfield N. To investigate our first hypothesis—that sexual prejudice would mediate the effect of religiosity on opposition to same-sex marriage—we conducted a mediation analysis see Table B in the online supplement for regression estimates. Studies show LGBTQ families foster and adopt at higher rates and are more likely to take in older, special needs and minority children.
Based on system justification theory Jost et al.