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Study of views on gay marriage retracted by journal Science
Study of views on gay marriage retracted by journal Science

A high-profile study that purported to show that gay people could change skeptics' minds about same-sex marriage by talking to them for about 20 minutes on their doorsteps was retracted Thursday by the journal Science. The move comes 10 days after one of the study's authors, Donald Green, a political science professor at Columbia University, accused the other of falsifying the data at the heart of the study. Michael LaCour, the UCLA political science graduate student now in the hot seat, has acknowledged some wrongdoing but says he can defend his actions. However, the editors of Science decided Thursday to move forward with a retraction, citing LaCour's misrepresentations...

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