Marriage has long been tied to better health. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is most pronounced among white Americans: A judge in Belfast has dismissed a challenge to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage citing it as a 'social policy' issue.
Differences are particularly pronounced among religious groups.
Gay Marriage and Homosexuality
Republicans and Republican leaners are divided on the question for the first time: Whereas opposition to same-sex marriage and nondiscrimination protections is concentrated in the South, the states with the lowest levels of opposition to service refusals cluster in and near the Mountain West and Midwest. Uncategorized September 28, The issue of same-sex marriage is approaching consensus among young adults age 18 to But as the country debates a new Constitution that would protect LGBT rights, churches have come out strongly against gay marriage — a sign of change on the Communist island. Among no racial or ethnic group is the generation gap wider than Hispanic Americans. You further agree to submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the District of Columbia for any dispute relating to this Agreement.
While political ideology also influences views on nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, it plays a larger role in structuring the attitudes of independents and Democrats than Republicans. Thanks for signing up! Religion December 5, Social Trends Dec 3, Findings From the American Values Atlas.