This finding suggests that opposition to equality plays a role to the extent that it overlaps with resistance to change. San Francisco, CA: Study 4b was a nearly identical replication of Study 4a. Participants indicated the strength of their religious conviction by responding to the following item on a scale ranging from 1 not at all religious to 7 extremely religious: But all that is now part of the problem, legally speaking. These findings support the first hypothesis. The partial correlation between resistance to change and sexual prejudice remained significant after adjusting for religiosity, pr M1M2.
Either way, a marriage certificate is the foundation of a family unit and this is extremely important to many people.
Specifically, we examine a model in which religious opposition to same-sex marriage is, at least in part, accounted for by sexual prejudice and motivated by conservative tendencies to defend the status quo. Social Science Quarterly91 In any case, surrogacy brings other serious problems, not least of which is the introduction of a third party into what is meant to be an exclusive relationship.
Other points in response to counter-objections are: