Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The real reason behind opposition to same-sex marriage?

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR
By Stephanie Wang

INDIANA---Why do you oppose same-sex marriage? Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell posed this question to hundreds of people across the nation as part of a research project. He was curious to see if what people say actually matched the legal arguments being made to justify bans on same-sex marriage. But, if public opinion — either through pressure on lawmakers or directly at the ballot box — drives public policy, Powell's research suggests that the real motivation for banning same-sex marriage is moral disapproval over homosexuality. And that, he says, could present a particular challenge for supporters of traditional marriage: Moral disapproval doesn't make a valid legal case. [link]