In scandals involving the Catholic church, the victims of sexual abuse were often adolescent boys rather than small children. Sanders et al. Though the that usually means they are only or mostly attracted to p between homosexuality and religion is complex, current authoritative bodies and doctrines of the world's largest religions view homosexual behaviour negatively.
On the other hand, voices exist within many of these religions that view homosexuality more positively, and liberal religious denominations may bless same-sex marriages. Throughout the s, other jurisdictions enacted similar legislation, and debate about the issue of marriage equality for same-sex couples began to emerge on a national level for historical background, see Chauncey, ; Lewin, ; Nardi,
We sought to achieve maximum variation in the qualitative sample in terms of gender, age, place of residence rural or urban; geographically spread throughout the country , and sexual self-identification. The offenders were not asked their sexual orientation gay, straight, bisexual and the paper does not report any information about the nature of the offenders' adult sexual relationships, or even if they had any such relationships.
But not everyone has the same good support systems. Rather, one's sexual orientation defines the universe of persons with whom one is likely to find the satisfying and fulfilling relationships": .
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