Religious Prejudice Versus Equality: Maggie's law to ban promotion of homosexuality in schools was wrong, says Tory leader". Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? There is enough room to challenge people's attitudes without breaking the law or ending up as a censored YouTube clip. Research implications for public policy pp. The Western and Northeastern states in the sample California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New York had only small and statistically insignificant callback gaps. A Rare Moment of Good.
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In some cases, homosexuals are prosecuted under vaguely worded "public decency" or morality laws. The Sad Legacy of Jerry Falwell". Societal attitudes toward homosexuality vary greatly in different cultures and different historical periods, as do attitudes toward sexual desire, activity and relationships in general. How Friendly Is 'Gay-Friendly'? Abrahamic religions such as JudaismIslamand various denominations of Christianity traditionally forbid sexual relations between people of the same sex and teach that such behaviour is sinful.
Some sects within some religionsespecially those influenced by the Abrahamic traditionhave censured homosexual acts and relationships at various times, in some cases implementing severe punishments. The Yuriy Levada Analytical Centre. A separate study shows that, in the United States, the younger generation is more supportive of gay rights than average, and that there is growing support for LBGT rights. See the full letter below: Homosexuality in Ancient Rome.