That is, if religious people identify and self-categorize as heterosexuals or believe that truly religious people are heterosexual, their opposition to same-sex marriage could simply reflect the denial of privileges to members of an outgroup. The Church is also entitled to maintain its standards of moral conduct and good standing for members.
The end of the end of ideology. Some changes to policy inspired by revelation are only for a short time. Benedict XVI Therefore, the psychological processes underlying religious and ideological opposition to same-sex marriage are of considerable theoretical and practical interest.
I hope that the church truly wants to heal with the communities of Utah. The national Lutheran organization which advocates for equality for gays and lesbians inside and outside the church is known as "Lutherans concerned North America". Jesus taught that we love and care for one another without condoning transgression In protest, at least 1, members of the faith showed up in Salt Lake City to formally resign their membership.
Its legal question committee has been asked to report back to the decision-making body in He issued a rite and guidelines to permit the blessing of civil marriages regardless of the gender of the spouses.
Excluding opposition to equality from the model yielded nearly identical results. Experts are independent and empowered to share their evidence-based views and recommendations shaped by research. In arguing for marriage equality, they refer to the Christian values of love, peace, and compassion.
Supplemental Material: Supplementary material is available online with this article. Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: Conceptual issues and research evidence. The scales were administered in a random order. Meyer I. It is noteworthy that willingness to protest against same-sex marriage was less strongly related to sexual prejudice, and yet we obtained parallel findings for this measure of behavioral intention.
Empirically, however, we observed that they were very highly intercorrelated.