Political conservatism involves two distinct but correlated components, namely, resistance to change and opposition to equality Jost, ; Jost et al. 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. What about pre-Christianized Western society? Social Science Quarterly91 Peer group contextual effects on homophobic and dominance attitudes. Political culture, public opinion, and policy non diffusion:
Expert witnesses cited the self-perceived benefits of marriage equality reported by gay and lesbian married couples in Massachusetts, as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:
Public Health Implications of Same-Sex Marriage
Furthermore, he acknowledges with great appreciation the compelling letters of support for the Indiana State Medical Association resolution offered by many physician colleagues, but particularly those from Richard Feldman, former commissioner of health for the state of Indiana; Indiana University IU School of Medicine distinguished professors Doug Rex and Lawrence Einhorn; Margaret Gaffney, associate clinical professor and faculty investigator at the IU Center for Bioethics; Janet Arno, medical director of Indiana's largest program for treating sexually transmitted diseases; Joe Mamlin, head of IU's program in Eldoret, Kenya; and D. National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Abstract Significantly compromised health care delivery and adverse health outcomes are well documented for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT community in the United States compared with the population at large. The case of attitudes toward homosexuals. Statements such as these make an explicit connection between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage, and they demonstrate the deeply personal manner in which the issue is played out.