Saturday, April 28, 2012

Retraction of Ex-Gay Study May Affect Prop. 8 Trial

Scientist Robert Spitzer's recent retraction of a study that suggests so-called ex-gay therapy can be effective may be a gateway to striking down Proposition 8 in court, says New York University legal scholar Kenji Yoshino. 

Spitzer wrote a letter to Ken Zucker, editor of theArchives of Sexual Behavior, the journal that published his 2001 study claiming that "highly motivated" gays and lesbians could reverse their sexual orientation. Spitzer's letter also apologizes to LGBT people for "making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy," he wrote."I also apologize to any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy because they believed that I had proven that reparative therapy works with some 'highly motivated' individuals."  Full story here!

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