Americans against gay public affection #LGBT


HOW ABOUT BOTH AMERICA?

HOW ABOUT BOTH AMERICA?

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

Time to ‘Live and let Live’ on this planet. Religion in many parts of the World, mostly 3rd World are totally against Gay Marriage. Sadly 1 solitary 1st World country remains 2,000 years behind the rest of the developed World in hatred of Gay people and Gay marriage. I was part of an Edinburgh group that helped the SNP (Scottish National Party) at Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh allow Gay Marriage, I was over the moon at the time. It allows people to be happy, who are we as a species to say who can’t be happy? America, I am sorry, AGAIN, you are on your own on this one. Like the Israel issue, you guys (NOT YOU ALL) give the impression Religion, 2,000 year old books have brain washed many, a large % of Americans to go against ANYTHING #LGBT America, you are a young country, maybe over time you will awaken from your Religious ways and let people live. Be Liberal but not in a political sense, just, if you don’t like, don’t look, because I tell all from the USA, nothing is going to change this. The fact I say ‘THIS’ when I am talking about people, friends I love is wrong. But this is how many define the issue

A majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’re so cool with gays and lesbians displaying affection in public, a study published Thursday suggests.Sociologists at Indiana University asked more than 1,000 people how they might feel about seeing couples hold hands, kissing on the cheek and French kissing in a park.

96% of heterosexual respondents said they were OK with straight couples holding hands in public — but only 62% approved of gay men doing so. 95% approved of men and women kissing on the cheek, but 55% thought likewise if the couple in question were both men. 50%, meanwhile, approved of a straight couple publicly engaging in French kissing — but only 22% thought it was acceptable for a gay lovers to do so.

The level of approval for lesbian couples was a bit higher, at 75% 72% and 26% respectively, but it still lagged behind the level for straight couples. Long Doan, lead author of the study, said the findings revealed ongoing prejudices towards gays and lesbians, despite the big gains they have made in marriage equality. “Gay rights cannot be summarily measured by public approval of same-sex marriage. Attitudes toward same-sex couples are more complex than that,” the doctoral student told AFP by email. “Over 50% of Americans support same-sex marriage,” said Doan, whose research focuses on the ways that emotions can maintain inequality in society.

“This is a remarkable increase in support from where it was several years ago, but what does that mean in terms of American ideals of equality?” One twist surprised Doan and his colleagues: in some cases, gays and lesbians were even less approving of same-sex couples engaging in public displays of affection. For instance, 45% of gay respondents thought it was acceptable for straight couples to French kiss — but only 39%  believed gay men ought to do so as well.

That might be due to fears in the gay community that such behavior might lead to harassment and hate crimes, said Doan, whose study appears in the December issue of the American Sociological Review. Support among Americans for marriage equality has consistently been running at better than 50% in successive Gallup polls since May 2012 to now!

Defining our World for too long

Defining our World for too long

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