Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the USA. Presented by Grebenyuk Vasilissa and Simonenko Kate. What is discrimination?. Discrimination - the prejudicial treatment of different groups of people based on certain characteristics. What is sexual orientation?.
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Each state defines this term in its own way.
“Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality”, including “perception that the person has (any of these characteristics).” Cal. Gov. Code § 12926(q)
“The identification of an individual as to male or female homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.” Md. Ann. Code art. 49B, § 15(j)
According to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2001 (ENDA),
Sexual orientation - homosexuality, bisexuality, or heterosexuality, whether the orientation is real or perceived. (sec. 3(9))
*ENDA - a billthat would make discrimination a violation of federal law
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