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Religious Views Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People Revealed In New Survey
The relationship between religion and LGBT people lesbian , gay , bisexual and transgender can vary greatly across time and place, within and between different religions and sects, and regarding different forms of homosexuality , bisexuality , and transgender identity. Some of the authoritative bodies and doctrines of the world's largest religions may view these negatively. Liberal and progressive voices within these religions tend to view LGBT people more positively, and some liberal religious denominations may bless same-sex marriages , as well as accepting and marrying people who are transgender. Historically, some cultures and religions accommodated, institutionalized, or revered same-sex love and sexuality;   such mythologies and traditions can be found around the world;  elements of religious and cultural incorporation of non-heterosexual practice can still be identified in traditions that have survived into the modern era, such as the Berdache ,  Hijra ,  and Xanith. According to a 2006 Australian survey, LGBT Australians, compared to the general Australian population, were much more likely to have no religious affiliation, much less likely to be affiliated with a Christian denomination, and more likely to be affiliated with a non-Christian religion.
Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't support legalizing same-sex marriage. But what do gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people think about religion? Ahead of expected Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's gay marriage ban, a new poll has shed light on the religious beliefs and practices of LGBT Americans, including their views on which religious groups they see as the least friendly to them.