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WASHINGTON, Jan 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The American Psychiatric Association, which led the revolution to normalise homosexuality in 1973 by deleting the practice from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, has once again adopted a radical activist position – this time by sanctioning homosexual unions. “The American Psychiatric Association, supports the legal recognition of same-sex unions and their associated legal rights, benefits and responsibilities,” says a Dec 10, 2000 press release issued by Dr. Jack Drescher. Drescher, of the APA’s committee on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues. He told New Mass Media in an interview that “children in same-sex marriages do just as well as children in heterosexual marriages.”

LifeSite has found however that Drescher is by no means an objective bystander in the deliberations. Drescher’s history on the issue shows him to be a homosexual activist who has successfully worked his campaign within professional associations. The APA last year issued a position paper condemning reparative therapy (which often can free homosexuals of their disordered inclinations) recommending, “that ethical practitioners refrain from attempts to change individuals’ sexual orientation.” The position paper lists in its references two pro-homosexual books by Drescher.  ( https://www.psych.org/pract_of_psych/copptherapyaddendum83100.cfm ) Moreover, Drescher was involved in the 1998 decision by the American Psychoanalytic Association to endorse a resolution in favour of same-sex marriages.  ( https://news.medscape.com/IMNG/ClinPsychNews/1998/v26.n03/cpn2603.01.02.html )

See the New Mass Media coverage at:  https://www.newmassmedia.com/nac.phtml?code=fai&db=nac_fea&ref=14374

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