House GOP Continues To Misuse Research Of Pro-Gay Rights Psychologist To Argue That Gay Is A Choice

House Republicans defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act continue to misuse the findings of pro-gay-rights psychologist to argue that “sexual orientation is changeable and therefore not entitled to the same legal status as race or sex.” Professor Lisa Diamond of the University of Utah has previously criticized the GOP briefs for taking her findings out of context and this week delivered a sworn declaration that far from concluding that sexual orientation can be changed, her research found that it is a “stable trait that people express differently over the course of their lives.” Paul Clement, who is representing the House, continues to insist that he is quoting her accurately.