Minority stress and physical health among sexual minority individuals. Rather, it is about whether homosexual relationships should be identified as having the structure of marriage, and only after that can civil rights considerations emerge about how citizens should be treated fairly with respect to marriage. Descriptive statistics are provided in Table E of the online supplement. They have a choice. Because if it is now arbitrary and unjust to recognize heterosexual marriage as something exclusive and different from homosexual relationships, then it will be arbitrary and unjust not to grant the request of other partners to call their sexually intimate and enduring relationships marriage.
Most Australians, and, in fact, most Australian Christians are more than happy with the idea that having sex can be and can always be for the sole purpose of expressing and deepening a couple's marital union.
The Failed Logic of Secular Arguments Against Gay Marriage
Moreover, the day may come, and it may come soon, when same-sex couples will be able to contribute equally to the conception and birthing of their own children. And divorce affects a lot more children than gay marriage ever would. If someone wants to argue that two people who have not in the past been recognized as marriage partners should now be recognized as marriage partners, one must demonstrate that marriage law not civil rights law has overlooked or misidentified something that it should not have overlooked or misidentified. Attitudes toward same-sex marriage, and gay rights in general, may pose a psychological conflict for those who are intrinsically religious: These findings support the first hypothesis. The appeal to children could well be effective, because of our naturally protective human instincts.
Supplementary material is available online with this article. Attitudes toward same-sex marriage, and gay rights in general, may pose a psychological conflict for those who are intrinsically religious: It was a genuine empirical possibility that the data would contradict our hypotheses e. There is no civil rights discrimination being practiced against a youngster who is not allowed the identity of a college student because she is not qualified to enter college. Participant sex was related to sexual prejudice and willingness to protest against same-sex marriage see Table Cbut adjusting for it did not meaningfully change the results. An introduction to theory and research.