See http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/opinion/welcome-end-of-a-pseudotheory.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=prin for the editorial in the New York Times on May 24th, which begins like this:
“Many opponents of giving equal rights and protections to gay Americans — at the workplace, in the military, in marrying and forming families — make the claim that homosexuality is a chosen way of life. They have long seized on the work of a… towering figure in psychiatry to justify their position.
“But that psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Spitzer, has now renounced a study he did a decade ago that suggested that “reparative therapy” can help homosexuals who are highly motivated to change their sexual orientation. Dr. Spitzer’s admission that his study was deeply flawed should discredit, once and for all, those claims of social and religious conservatives that homosexuality is not a fundamental part of human identity.” Go to site for more.