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Civil unions in Vermont: political attitudes, religious fundamentalism, and sexual prejudice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15774415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2000, Vermont passed civil union legislation that granted same-sex couples the same legal rights as traditionally married opposite sex couples. This study examined the influence that sexual prejudice, religious fundamentalism, social dominance orientation, and support for civil unions had on voters' choice for governor in the subsequent election. Results showed that support for civil unions was a primary motivator for many voters in the election, and that sexual prejudice, religious fundamentalism, and social dominance orientation were unique predictors of voters' choices. These results show that prejudice can be a key factor in determining whom voters elect to represent them in government.
Donald A Saucier; Audrey J Cawman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of homosexuality     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0091-8369     ISO Abbreviation:  J Homosex     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-18     Completed Date:  2005-04-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502386     Medline TA:  J Homosex     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Kansas State University, 492 Bluemont Hall, 1100 Mid-Campus Drive, Manhatten, KS 66506, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Marriage / legislation & jurisprudence*
Religion and Sex*
Social Dominance

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