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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District Judge Rudy Lozano dismissed her claim, ruling Title VII prohibits discrimination on race, color, religion, sex and national origin, but not sexual orientation.
In its ruling, the court found that sexual orientation discrimination is a type of discrimination "because of sex," which is barred by Title VII.
Austin amended its nondiscrimination ordinance in 2004 to address sexual orientation and gender identity.
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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.
In contrast, a constructionistic view assumes that how we think about sexual orientation involves linguistic constructs that capture culturally derived meanings regarding the issue of sexual orientation.
AB 606 by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, would have required schools to adopt a policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment based on characteristics, including a person's ``actual or perceived gender identity and sexual orientation,'' provide training for staff on how to handle discrimination and allow the state schools superintendent to withhold funding for the district if it is not in compliance.
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Increasingly the courts are seeing these as separate issues," says Danny Baker, Director of Operations and Education for Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, adding that even when sexual orientation is not a protected crass, gender-based claims are often recognized.
The prevalence of most of the sexual behaviors studied differed significantly by sexual orientation.

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