Opposition to gay marriage — and to societal acceptance of homosexuality more generally — is rooted in religious attitudes, such as the belief that engaging in homosexual behavior is a sin. At the same time, more people today have gay or lesbian acquaintances, which is associated with acceptance of homosexuality and support for gay marriage.
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But when people base their arguments on false facts, journalists have a duty to put the true facts into the story. Even though Turnbull said he personally supports gay marriage, his parliamentary majority of just one seat meant he was under pressure to honor an earlier promise of a plebiscite made by his predecessor Tony Abbott. Related Interactives Nov 20, The debate over same-sex marriage shows no signs of abating.
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Share on Reddit reddit. Among other religious groups, there are smaller differences in underlying opinions about gay marriage and views of whether it is inevitable.