Embattled Gay Marriage Study Retracted As Author Objects
Michael LaCour's study found a 20-minute conversation can change people's minds about same-sex marriage, but critics accuse him of faking his data.By Steven Sparkman | May 28, 2015
A controversial study that claimed a brief conversation with a gay canvasser could change people's minds about same-sex marriage has been retracted, despite the author's objections.
The study appeared in the prestigious journal Science and made national headlines when it was published last December.
The takeaway message was that talking to a gay person for 20 minutes could make people rethink their opinions about same-sex marriage — a very interesting finding for activists of all kinds.