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Race, Religion, and Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage April 4, 2010

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Race, Religion, and Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage
Darren E. Sherkat, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Kylan Mattias de Vries, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Stacia Creek, Southern Illinois University CarbondaleObjective.

Race, religion and same sex marriage

We examine racial differences in support for same-sex marriage, and test whether the emerging black-white gap is a function of religiosity. We explore how religious factors play a crucial role in racial differences, and how secular factors have varying effects on attitudes for whites and African Americans.

Methods.

Using data from the General Social Surveys, we estimate ordinal logistic regression models and stacked structural equation models. Results. We show that the racial divide is a function of African Americans’ ties to sectarian Protestant religious denominations and high rates of church attendance. We also show racial differences in the influenceof education and political values on opposition to same sex marriage.

Conclusions.

Religious factors are a source of racial differences in support for same-sex marriage,and secular influences play less of a role in structuring African Americans’ beliefs about same-sex marriage.

The success of California’s Proposition 8 in 2008 was a stunning blow to progress on marital equality for same-sex couples. In the wake of this renunciation of marriage rights established by a decision of the California Supreme Court, activists, pundits, and scholars have pondered various factors that may have contributed to the success of Proposition 8. Perhaps the most controversial explanation has been that African-American opposition to same-sex marriage combined with high voter turnout in the presidential election supporting Barack Obama sealed the passage of Proposition 8.

SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, Volume 91, Number 1, March 2010
by the Southwestern Social Science Association

Religion’s Effect on Attitudes Toward LGBT April 3, 2010

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Sacred Rites and Civil Rights: Religion’s Effect on Attitudes Toward Same-Sex
Unions and the Perceived Cause of Homosexuality
As you might expect, those who believe that being gay is a choice are more likely to have  negative attitude.
Link to the entire publication religion and homosexuality

Medical Journal Lancet on Uganda “Kill the Gays” Bill January 24, 2010

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The highly respected medical journal, Lancet, recently published an article on the proposed legislation in Uganda.
Ugandan bill could hinder progress on HIV/AIDS
Health workers in Uganda are concerned that a draft bill to criminalise homosexuality will hamper efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the country.
Zoe Alsop reports from Kampala.
Click below to read the entire article.

UgandaLancet

LGB Review of Mental Disorder, Suicide and Self Harm December 20, 2009

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A large review of many studies. Since this article is available through  Open Access I have attached the pdf. suicide

For those of you that like to skim and get to the punchline, I have highlighted important information and conclusions in blue.

A systematic review of mental disorder, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people (more…)

Attitudes of Black and White College Students Toward LGBT September 26, 2009

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The Attitudes of Black and White College Students Toward Gays and Lesbians (more…)

Is Homophobia Inevitable? September 26, 2009

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Unfortunately, I do not have access to the entire article

Is homophobia inevitable?

Evidence that explores the constructed nature of homophobia, and the techniques through which men unlearn it (more…)

No More Mr. Nice Homophobe September 26, 2009

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I came across a great blog on Progressive Puppy and feel compelled to comment. I don’t normally have “a word from our sponsor” on this blog. But today I do. (more…)

James Dobson caught twisting research September 20, 2009

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Response to James Dobson from a researcher whose work he twisted to suit his agenda.

The importance of sexual orientation in the medical consultation September 20, 2009

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Another call from Israel regarding the importance of educating healthcare providers about LGBT issues.

The importance of sexual orientation in the medical consultation (more…)

LGBT Education for HealthCare Providers – Sweden September 20, 2009

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Second post about healthcare providers. More acknowledgment that nursing and medical students need education on LGBT individuals. This time, from Sweden.

Students’ Inadequate Knowledge about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons (more…)