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Left-right disagreement over whether people are “born gay” isboth a cause and consequence of polarized gay rights attitudes

Suhay, Liz (2016) Left-right disagreement over whether people are “born gay” isboth a cause and consequence of polarized gay rights attitudes. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the recent rise of same-sex marriage and other gay rights, a substantial number of social conservatives in the US still believe that homosexuality is either a choice or a result of a person’s upbringing, or both. In new research, Liz Suhay examines how attitudes towards whether homosexuality is innate have evolved, finding that over the past thirty years liberals have been more willing to accept new scientific information on its innateness because it justified their support for gay rights. Conservatives, on the other hand, have been more likely to reject this new information since it undermined their existing opposition to gay rights.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 09:50
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65830

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