Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals. The values that homosexual couples exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They're loyal to their mates, and are devoted partners. Many of the reasons offered for opposing homosexual marriage are based on the assumption that homosexuals have a choice in which they can feel attracted to, and the reality is quite different. Many people actually believe that homosexuals could simply choose to be heterosexual if they wished.
People who are raised in better accepting environments are also a lot less likely to be anti-gay than those who are not. (Chonody, J., Woodford, M. R., Smith, S., & Silverschanz, P., 2013). A good ... ... middle of paper ... ...m http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/12/19/at-fox-news-christianity-is-a-free-pass-for-hom/197360 Mustanski, B. (2013, June 12). Are violent hate crimes against lgbt people on the rise?.
For example, there are people who links HIV with homosexuality and how some people said that homosexuality is caused by excessive sexual needs and that homosexual relationship is based on sex, not with feelings and connection with each other. There is also a statement stating that homosexuality is not natural, as they could not reproduce (Hawaii, 2014). Can homosexuality ... ... middle of paper ... ...tal_health.html [Accessed: 12 Apr 2014]. 6. Mannino, J.
The gender of an individual is important to presume because it’s a strong factor in a relationship. Two persons that withhold the same genitalia cannot experience the full potential, while race does not hold this factor. You might compare it to giving someone a gift that someone already has—the gift loses its value (John-Mark Miravalle). “Racial discrimination was eventually deemed irrational because one's physical appearance is irrelevant to one's behavior and moral character. However, sexual orientation, or sexuality, by definition has everything to do with one's behavior — and that we do have a right to ... ... middle of paper ... ...use men and women are as different as night and day and nothing can change that biological standard.
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I reviewed Millham, San Miguel, & Kellogg, 1976; Plasek & Allard, 1984. These complexities, and how they influence sex differences in attitudes toward homosexuality, remain largely unexplored. The present research examines two issues: (1) whether sex differences in attitudes toward homosexuality vary by attitude component and (2) whether, within each component, the sex of the person being rated influences these attitudes. Kite and Whitley's (1996) have reviewed data that heterosexuals' evaluations of gay men and lesbians are influenced by a generalized gender belief system. According to this model, we as humans have already have characterized gender reflect the belief that gender-associated attributes are bipolar: What is masculine is not feminine and vice versa.
Those persons who hold traditional gender-role stereotypes have more negative feelings about homosexuality than others (Crooks & Baur, 2013). Another element involved in homophobia and hate crimes may be an attempt to deny or suppress homosexual feelings in oneself (Crooks & Baur, 2013). In a current study done by Blashill and Powlishta they sought out to examine factors that are involved in the negative reactions to gay males. Results indicated significant main effects for gender role and sexual orientation, indicating that males who display femininity, regardless of sexual orientation, are typically viewed negatively (Blashill & Powlishta, 2009). In addition, gay targets are evaluated negatively even in the absence of information about gender role characteristics (Blashill & Powlishta, 2009).
When considering these associations, it is necessary to recognize two factors. First, these attitudes represent common patterns in the population, not every person fits those patterns. For instance, studies (largely administered in the United States) have determined that heterosexuals with positive views towards homosexuality are more expected to be female, white, young, non-religious, well-informed, politically progressive or conservative, and have a close personal connection homosexuals. Where you're born can affect the way you psychologically think about sexual orientations. For instance, if you are born in a place like Nigeria, 53% disagree with homosexuality and 47% agree.
The next most common motivation she found was what she called “anti-gay ideology” in which their reasons for their anti-gay feelings are based on morals or religion. Another common motivation was that a person might be thrill-seeking and trying to have a good time at someone else’s expense. Franklin states that, in general, “people are trying to endorse a cultural message that gay people are second class citizens and are not worthy of respect. Franklin feels that this sexual prejudice is a c... ... middle of paper ... ...use whether we know it or not, we all contribute in even the smallest ways to this problem. For instance, when we go up to our male youth and ask them if they like any girls in their class or when we ask a female if she has a boyfriend, we are contributing to the problem in a subliminal and subconscious manner.