After news broke that the anti-gay group, National Organization for Marriage, was going to manipulate African-Americans and Hispanics against marriage equality, a new report released proves it may be difficult to achieve that goal.
According to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to understand the U.S. Hispanic population and its impact on the nation, 59% of Latinos believe that homosexuality should be accepted by society. Second-generation Hispanics, at 68%, believe that homosexuality should be accepted by society, which reflects on the nation’s younger population’s general attitude towards same-sex relations. Interestingly, 60% of Latino Catholics believe that homosexuality should be accepted by society, and 77% of religiously unaffiliated Latinos believe that homosexuality should be accepted by society. Hispanic evangelical Protestants, at 51%, believe that homosexuality should not be accepted by society.
According to data that GLAAD and HRC released, 80% of latinos recognize that the gay community faces discrimination often; 83% of Latinos support housing and employment non-discrimination policies; 75% of Latinos support school policies to prevent harassment and bullying students who are, or perceived to be, gay.
For the full report by the Pew Hispanic Center and information on the Hispanic population’s views on identity, view the PDF file: When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity.