New England Journal of Medicine comes out of the closet One week before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on the controversial issue, the oldest medical journal in the U.S. has taken an editorial position in support of same-sex marriage. The New England Journal of Medicine, published since 1812, today called on the court to rule on behalf of same-sex marriage advocates, saying to do so is “a matter of justice” and “a measure that promotes health.” “A fundamental tenet of all medical care is the acceptance of patients as they are, for who they are, with respect and without prejudice or personal agendas,” read the editorial. “Medicine and psychiatry once saw homosexuality as deviant behavior and produced many baseless, foolish theories to explain it. Until 1987, it was included (albeit increasingly less prominently) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. And there are still health-care providers who offer ways to ‘treat’ homosexuality as if it were an illness.”This move to endorse what have been the political demands of militant-homosexual activists would come as no surprise to Dr. Nicholas Cummings. FULL REPORT