Sexual Orientation

Sexual orientation is an enduring personal quality that inclines people to feel romantic or sexual attraction (or a combination of these) to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. These attractions are generally subsumed under heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality, while asexuality (the lack of sexual attraction to others) is sometimes identified as the fourth category. These categories are aspects of the more nuanced nature of sexual identity. For example, people may use other labels, such as pansexual or polysexual, or none at all.
Posts about Sexual Orientation
  • Why Trump is wrong about transgenders serving in the military

    … If their heart calls them to service, if they are prepared to fight, bleed and die for the Country, their Country should welcome their service and praise their patriotism. It’s that simple. Donald Trump is the last person on Earth to judge those prepared to lay down their lives in military service. He is an abominable, cruel sadist who never had the courage or patriotism to serve himself. Tags: GLBT rights, Trump …

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 11 readers -
  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    … term or condition of employment because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age of that person or because that person has been convicted of a criminal or summary conviction offence…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 25 readers -
  • Court finds sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination

    … discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is, at its very core, sex stereotyping plain and simple; there is no line separating the two. Contra Prowel, 579 F.3d at 291 (“[T]he line between sexual orientation discrimination and discrimination “because of sex” can be difficult to draw.”). It is, in the view of the undersigned, a distinction without…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 8 readers -
  • Tips for your anti-discrimination policy

    … The EEOC recently posted some tips for employers looking to develop an anti-discrimination policy. The EEOC advises employers to: State that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older) or genetic information (including family…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 9 readers -
  • Hate Crime Laws in Texas

    … groups. Sometimes, people who are committed to an ideology that shuns, rejects or targets a minority group may carry out an attack against that group’s members. A historical example is the firebombing of African-American churches by Ku Klux Klan members and white supremacists during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Some groups…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 31 readers -
  • Social Media and the Workplace: From Hiring to Firing

    …. Remember, employers are free to choose who they want to hire, subject to human rights laws which prohibit them from passing over candidates on the basis of a ground protected under section 13 of the BC Human Rights Code, e.g. race, religion, family status, sex, sexual orientation, etc. (For the full text of section 13, click here.) Employment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 33 readers -
  • Risks to Applying for Citizenship as a Refugee or Asylee

    … to make sure that it is consistent with the reasons leading to your request for asylum. They are specifically looking for your underlying asylum claim to be “bona fide”, or real. For example, if your asylum claim was based upon fear of persecution in your home country because of your sexual orientation, and you subsequently enter into a heterosexual…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Employee Childcare Obligations: A Matter of Human Rights

    … here’s a very brief overview: In British Columbia, employees’ human rights are protected by either the BC Human Rights Code or, if they are employed by the federal or a First Nations government or a federally regulated company (such as a bank), by the Canadian Human Rights Act. Both provincial and federal legislation prohibit workplace…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 39 readers -
  • Already in Deportation Proceedings? You May Have Options.

    … be eligible for asylum. In order to qualify for relief under asylum, you must demonstrate that you will be persecuted if you return to your country of origin based on your membership in a particular social group. This means – you must possess a personal characteristic that is unchangeable. This includes: your gender, sexual orientation, your political…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
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