Two “ex-gay” groups fighting laws which ban therapies aimed at converting teens from gay to straight have released a 30-minute documentary on the causes of homosexuality.

The documentary, titled Understanding Same-Sex Attraction, was produced by NARTH and Family Watch International, both of which have opposed laws in New Jersey and California that make it illegal to attempt to alter a teen's sexual orientation.

Right Wing Watch wrote of the movie: “In the film, NARTH psychologist and self-proclaimed 'ex-gays' – some of them with their faces blurred out for privacy – push any number of anti-gay myths, including that homosexuality is caused by sexual abuse, absent fathers, and overbearing mothers.”

In releasing the documentary, Family Watch stated that it wanted to help the public better understand the subject, “because we care and are concerned about those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction, and want to preserve hope for those who seek help.”

(A highlight reel of the film created by Right Wing Watch is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)