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 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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The EEOC did not read sexual orientation and gender identity into the statute; it instead applied the law and refused to continue to apply discredited precedents to read sexual orientation and gender identity out of the statute.
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In 2002, Dallas expanded its nondiscrimination ordinance to include citywide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but the language of the ordinance grouped the two together under sexual orientation.
Regardless of their sexual orientation, they found in a study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior; teens who do not fit behavioral norms for their gender are not as happy as their gender-conforming peers.
"We believe that listeners are using the acoustic information contained in vowels to make this sexual orientation decision," he said.
He proclaims that the ban on public display of sexual orientation does not violate the rights of opinion, self-expression and protest, for public display of sexual orientation is not an exercise of them, but rather constitutes "manifest debauchery."
The book begins by discussing the nature of the controversy regarding sexual orientation and clarifying how conservative Christians might conceptualize the issue.
The prevalence of most of the sexual behaviors studied differed significantly by sexual orientation. The proportion of women who were married or in a committed relationship was highest among lesbians (78%), intermediate among heterosexuals (69%) and lowest among bisexuals (60%).
Are there laws protecting people at work from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation?
* 13.8 percent were targeted because of a bias against a particular sexual orientation.
Prior to that, if gay men and lesbian women did not live in large cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Boston, where vital lesbian and gay culture thrives, gay men and lesbian women generally kept their sexual orientation a closely guarded secret on the job.

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