Homosexuals have gone beyond the plane of defensiveness and now argue that their deviancy is “a desirable, noble, preferable way of life,” according to a report issued yesterday by the Committee on Public Health of the New York Academy of Medicine.
The report is the first authoritative study of homosexuality by a recognized organization representing all branches of medicine, a spokesman for the committee said. Public comment on sexual variance has been confined heretofore to the psychiatric branch of the profession, he declared.
Homosexuality is an “illness” that can be treated successfully in “some cases” but is more easily dealt with by early preventive measures, the report concludes.
The study takes strong issue with the contention of spokesmen for homosexuals that their aberration makes them merely “a different kind of people leading an acceptable way of life.”
“They would have it believed that homosexuality is not just an acceptable way of life but rather a desirable, noble, preferable way of life,” the report goes on. “For one thing, they claim that it is the perfect answer to the problem of the population explosion.”