from About NARTH
In recent years many cases and policies have come before the courts and public involving homosexually oriented people and basic civil rights. These include issues such as hate crime legislation and workplace anti-discrimination laws.
Recognizing that these legal issues and policies are complex--and wishing to maintain our status as a scientific organization--the Governing Board of NARTH has decided that, in most instances, it will not take a position on such issues.
This does not mean that NARTH will not editorialize about such issues in the pages of its publications, discussing the relative merits of the important social of our time as well as the psychological and psychosocial implications of those issues. Individual members and officers of a professional association, of course, retain the right to offer scientific information--speaking on their own behalf--in court cases and in public policy matters. And when requested, NARTH itself may provide amicus briefs in legal cases or statements in public policy matters where scientific information about homosexuality is required.
It is NARTH's position that science, not activism, should inform legal decisions and public policies.