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…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 12 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

    …. Common hate crimes include: Murder Assault Arson Armed robbery Harassment Stalking Rape Vandalism Most hate crimes are somewhat violent in nature. They may target a wide group of people or one individual. Hate crime motivations may be based on: Race Religious affiliation Sexual orientation Gender identity Political affiliation Economic status…

    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

    … then. You may have to take certain precautions when filing your application for naturalization. I would certainly recommend speaking with a Miami immigration lawyer about these risks. Ask yourself – was your asylum claim bona fide (real)? The USCIS will be looking very closely at your naturalization application and history in the United States…

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

    … discrimination on the basis of certain listed “protected grounds”, which include race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, family status and marital status. If an employee falls within one of these protected grounds and has a particular workplace need based on that ground, her employer has a duty to accommodate that need. This duty is not absolute…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 39 readers -
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