President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday trumpeted the Supreme Court's ruling that states can no longer ban gay marriage , with Obama calling the decision "a victory for America. Participating at a candidates' forum on Aug. Rick Warren to define marriage. Warren went on to ask the then-candidate whether or not he would support a Constitutional amendment that defined marriage as he had defined it in his previous response, but Obama simply answered, "No I would not. Let's break it down: The reason that people think there needs to be constitutional amendments, some people believe, is because of the concern about same-sex marriage. I am not someone who promotes same-sex marriage, but I do believe in civil unions.
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About Follow Donate. Polling and Analysis. Back to report home. Strong opposition to the idea of gay marriage is the plurality position. The survey also finds that most who are opposed to gay marriage believe that it would be enough to prohibit it by law, and that a constitutional amendment is not necessary. This is notably different from a number of recent surveys which have found majorities supporting such an amendment when no alternative of a legal prohibition is offered. A closer look at the opinions of various demographic groups on this issue shows that young people, especially those in their late teens and twenties, are more supportive of gay marriage than are older Americans.
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February 26, Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A UCLA psychology study published online today in the journal Psychological Science concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages and their way of life. Such people often marry at a younger age, have more children and believe in traditional gender roles in which men are the breadwinners and women are housewives. People who feel their way of life is most threatened by sexual promiscuity tend to be socially conservative and strongly believe in traditional gender roles.
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 matches the legal arguments being made to justify bans on same-sex marriage. The legal arguments are rooted in public policy considerations. The public responses decidedly were not. From his survey results, published recently in the sociological journal Social Currents , here's one response that reflected the majority of opposition to same-sex marriage: "Because I don't believe God intended them to be that way.