Public acceptance of homosexuality has increased in a number of ways in recent years, though it remains a deeply divisive issue. Opposition to gay marriage has fallen across the board, with substantial declines even among Republicans. The poll also finds less opposition to gays serving openly in the military and a greater public willingness to allow gays to adopt children. Despite the fact that gay marriage initiatives are on the ballot in seven states this year, the atmosphere surrounding the issue of gay marriage has cooled off, and public intensity has dissipated compared with two years ago.
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About Follow Donate. Polling and Analysis. By Joseph Liu. Opposition to gay marriage has increased since the summer and a narrow majority of Americans also oppose allowing gays and lesbians to enter legal agreements that fall short of marriage. Religiosity is clearly a factor in the recent rise in opposition to gay marriage. A new national survey of 1, adults, conducted Oct. In fact, clergy are nearly as likely to address homosexuality from the pulpit as they are to speak out about abortion or prayer in school, say people who attend church regularly.
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If you are an ideological partisan, can you make a case opposite to what you believe such that an informed, neutral judge cannot determine that you do not agree with it? It is a worthy exercise. It demonstrates that you understand the opposing perspective, and by extension, that you respect those with whom you disagree; it takes effort to understand what someone else thinks and why. The alternative, and easier, posture is to dismiss those with whom you disagree, or to shout over them. A candidate, who has been too much with us lately, has called those who do not see things his way "losers.
President Donald Trump opposes the passage of the Equality Act, a proposed bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to federal civil rights law to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. In a statement shared with NBC News, a senior administration official confirmed the president's opposition, which was first reported by the Washington Blade. Democrats reintroduced the Equality Act in March, championing the bill as a necessary step to creating a national standard for LGBTQ nondiscrimination. Residents of those states enjoy many of the Equality Act's protections, but those stop at state borders.