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Running head: SEXUAL TOLERANCE: THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGING 1Sexual Tolerance: The Times They Are A’changingGarreth R.W. LaneyProfessor Melissa LeonhardtCHFD220April 21, 2017
SEXUAL TOLERANCE: THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGING2Sexual Tolerance: The Times They Are A’changingAs times in the United States of America change, the perceptions of people regarding wrong and correct things are also transforming. Recent research findings demonstrate the reality about the views of people on various topics such as same-sex marriage, transgender people in themilitary as well as the rights of same-sex partners to inheritance. Such findings indicate an increasing number of people who identify as same-sex as well as bisexual and they reflect a substantial change over the past years. The obvious picture is a trend towards sexual tolerance among the American people. This paper discusses the different views regarding sexual tolerance in the United States. Studies regarding attitudes towards same-sex relationships and transgender people offer an insight into the way the changing attitudes of the American society support social change efforts. For instance, the findings of these studies show that more people support same-sex marriages than the previous periods (Pew Research Center, 2016). The studies occurred over a period of time and represent how the attitudes of people towards same-sex relationships transform over a period. A study published in 2015 explored sexual attitude changes between 1972 and 2014 among Adults in the US (Twenge, Carter, & Campbell, 2015). The study separated the impacts of age, time, as well as generation and demonstrated the way sexual attitudes have transformed. The reason for the change was given as shifts in the generation. Consequently, although the attitudes of millennials differed from those of their parents, the study emphasize that their attitudes are distinctive over time, which makes the millennial generation distinctive from the earlier generation even as the older generation ages.