Sexual Orientation and
Chapter 6 Footnotes
- Friedman, Richard and Jennifer Downey. "Homosexuality," New
England Journal of Medicine, October 6, 1994, Vol. 331, No.14,
pgs. 923-930. Excerpts of the article appear in Appendix F.
- "...The American Psychiatric Association, since 1973 and the
American Psychological Association has been on record since 1975
that "homosexuality per se implies no impairment of judgment,
stability, reliability, or general social and vocational
capabilities;" APA Policy Statements on Lesbian and Gay Issues,
Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns, American Psychological
Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
See also Watson, Traci and Joseph P. Shapiro, "Is there a 'gay
gene'?, U.S. News & World Report, November 13, 1995, pgs. 93-96
citing a study published in the November issue of Nature Genetics
of biologists from the National Institutes of Health who located a
region on the X chromosome that is tied to homosexuality. This
research supports earlier studies published in 1993.
- Los Angeles Times, February 22, 1993.
- See Minutes of September 27, 1995, pgs. 4 and 12, and Minutes of
October 11, 1995, pg. 18.
- See memo dated October 18, 1995 from Chairperson Gill to the
Commissioners and Commissioner Hochberg's letter to Chairperson
Gill dated October 25, 1995, in response.
- See Brown, supra Note 113.
- See Minutes of October 11, 1995, pgs. 9 and T-28 for testimony of
Sumner La Croix, Ph.D. and James Mak, Ph.D.
- Id. note 253.
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