On same-sex marriage, look to Iowa

Writing in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent joins the discussion of a proposed same-sex marriage law in Maine. Noting how Iowa’s Supreme Court has ruled that excluding gays from marriage does not “further any important governmental objective,” Sargent suggests that Maine legislators might apply “the same test” to their own deliberations. And, observing how opponents sometimes express disgust with the idea of same-sex marriage, Sargent says research has found that opponents of gay marriage generally exhibit greater sensitivity to disgust than do proponents. (Original Text no longer available)

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