At the same time, the fact that religiosity remained significant when sexual prejudice was entered into the model suggests that it also exerted an independent effect on opposition to same-sex marriage. Religion big factor for American against same-sex marriage. Journal of Health and Social Behavior7 Right-wing authoritarianism Altemeyer, —which taps into resistance to change Jost et al. If love takes different forms, as indicated, then it is not all recognised through marriage. In the current research program, we investigated whether religious opposition to same-sex marriage has ideological roots in the desire to maintain the societal status quo. The partial correlation between resistance to change and sexual prejudice remained significant after adjusting for religiosity, pr M1M2.
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For all of these reasons, elucidating the social and psychological processes that shape prejudicial attitudes and behaviors toward gay men and lesbian women is critical for informing theory and practice aimed at enhancing individual and collective well-being as well as the efforts of advocacy groups to promote social justice. The kind of respect we show will depend on the kind of love we are distinguishing. The ordering we proposed is plausible and grounded theoretically in psychological theory and research. A possible explanation has to do with various aspects of political conservatism.
In Study 3, we saw that the mediating effect of sexual prejudice was linked to political conservatism.