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Orientation
Glossary Of Terms


DEFINITION:

1. A tendency of thought; a general inclination.
2. SEXUAL ORIENTATION: One of the four components of sexuality and is distinguished by an enduring emotional, romantic, sexual or affectionate attraction to individuals of a particular gender [American Psychological Association].
PRONUNCIATION:
orientation (noun)
ALSO KNOWN AS:
Sexual preference.
EXAMPLES:
ENDA legislation requires that employers and potential employers will not discriminate against an employee because of their sexual orientation.
ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB:
National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
A site devoted exclusively to legal issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.

 



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