“Anti-equality organizations are enthusiastically promoting a new study on sexual orientation and gender, hoping it will be new culture war ammunition.
The study by Dr. Lawrence Mayer and Dr. Paul McHugh appears in ‘The New Atlantis,’ a journal co-published by the right-wing Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Center for the Study of Technology and Science, which shares an address with EPPC. The New Atlantis is not a peer-reviewed journal, and has critiqued peer review, widely considered the gold standard in scientific publishing.”
As been the ongoing pattern of antiLGBT groups and individuals, another “study” has been released purporting to cast doubt onto the validity of homosexual and transgender identities. Not surprisingly this information falls well within the arguments put forth by “christian” religious freedom supporters who continue to be hell bent on refusing anyone they do not agree with any form of equal rights within society.
Interestingly, the study’s preface offered this little tidbit;
“It arose from a request from Paul R. McHugh, M.D., the former chief of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and one of the leading psychiatrists in the world. Dr. McHugh requested that I review a monograph he and colleagues had drafted on subjects related to sexual orientation and identity; my original assignment was to guarantee the accuracy of statistical inferences and to review additional sources.”
So make of that what you will.
(I am including the link below for those who might be interested)