homophobia

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ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mō-fō'bē-ă),
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.

homophobia

[hō′mōfō′bē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, homos, same, phobos, fear
fear of or prejudice against homosexuals.

Haemophobia

Morbid fear of blood.

homophobia

Psychology An irrationally negative attitude toward those with homosexual orientation, or toward becoming homosexual. See Closet, Gay-bashing, Heterosexism. Cf Gay, Homosexual, Phobia.

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mŏ-fō'bē-ă)
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.

homophobia

A slang term meaning fear of homosexuality.
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Under a particularity thesis, many instances of anti-gay discrimination might violate the Equal Protection Clause but under a different analysis than that which applies to a standard male-dominance theory of sex discrimination.
On the other hand, Gaylaw documents an extensive history of anti-gay discrimination, much of which has been independent of gender-role enforcement.
Although Eskridge does not lay out his constitutional method, a definite pattern emerges: he collects passages from the Supreme Court's decisions, restates them as a general principle, applies that general principle to invalidate one or another form of anti-gay discrimination by government, and then cites social science studies to reassure everyone that no real harm will be done.
A major contribution of Gaylaw is its linkage of the Court's concern about anti-gay animus with the history of anti-gay discrimination in the law.
Eskridge also links anti-gay discrimination to sex discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause, focusing particularly on why federal and state bans on gay marriage are a form of sex discrimination analogous to the race discrimination inherent in unconstitutional anti-miscegenation laws.
This approach reduces homosexuality to gender rebellion and treats anti-gay discrimination as a wholly-owned subsidiary of sex discrimination.
His toleration for anti-gay discrimination is overwhelming evidence of McCain's true conservative colors," said Andrew.
military has refused to comply with university policy because the federal statute known as "Don't ask, don't tell" specifically authorizes anti-gay discrimination.
Today, we should come together again to demand that the university not support a government that institutionalizes anti-gay discrimination and harassment under "Don't ask, don't tell.
Harvard should invest in national, state, and local organizations that are fighting anti-gay discrimination and harassment on the front lines, and--along with its sister institutions--should hire a team of lobbyists, as it does on other matters of importance to it, to oppose the Solomon Amendment and "Do n't ask, don't tell.
Vouchers generally fund attendance at sectarian religious schools, which are exempt from the few state laws banning anti-gay discrimination in employment or in public school education.
Most voters oppose anything they recognize as anti-gay discrimination.