sexual orientation


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sexual orientation

concept that includes the permutations among body morphology, gender identity, gender role, and sexual preference.

sexual orientation

the clear, persistent desire of a person for affiliation with one sex rather than the other. Also called sexual preference. See also heterosexual, homosexuality.

sexual orientation

The phenotypic sex by and/or with which a person identifies him- or herself.

sexual orientation

A person's potential for responding with sexual arousal to persons of the opposite sex–ie, heterosexual, same sex–ie, homosexual, or both–ie, bisexual

sex·u·al or·i·en·ta·tion

(sek'shū-ăl ōr'ē-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Concept that includes permutations among body morphology, gender identity, gender role, and sexual preference.
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Such invisibility provides a context in which lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons may deal with potential discrimination through identity management--controlling disclosure of information about one's sexual orientation.
However, Perkins and Fitzgerald "leave it up to each reader [of Sexual Orientation] to determine whether mechanisms mediating sexual orientation in sheep could help explain similar mechanisms involved in humans.
They said out loud what at the time was unsayable--that sexual orientation should not matter.
Wharton has studies that demonstrate that workplace diversity including sexual orientation is in the best corporate and shareholder interest," stated Thomas.
Austin amended its nondiscrimination ordinance in 2004 to address sexual orientation and gender identity.
President Obama and Vice President Biden support the inclusion of sexual orientation in federal ENDA.
To know what exactly while hearing that speech make us take these decisions, he decided to focus on sexual orientation, which-previous studies had shown-can be correctly ascertained by listeners hearing only one monosyllabic word.
The Pazardzhik prosecutor consistently upholds that heterosexuals should be not allowed to demonstrate their sexual orientation either, but subtly classifies other orientations as "unnatural.
If this observation is correct, then data regarding the possibility and functionality of efforts to change sexual orientation within a religious context presented in a reasoned and thoughtful manner should be a welcome contribution of the discussion of sexual orientation.
Schwarzenegger earlier this month vetoed Senate Bill 1437, which would have prohibited school instruction, textbooks and activities that ``reflect adversely'' on people based on their sexual orientation or religion.
Sexual orientation is explicitly excluded as a ground of discrimination.
It confirms an analysis of sexual orientation in 604 men reported in 1996 by Bogaert and a colleague.

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