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    identity; for it is their sexual orientation that describe a person’s sexual identity, attraction, and experiences. A person’s romantic and emotional attraction to a member of the opposite sex, same sex, or both is ones sexual orientation. It is clear that nature and nurture play complex roles in determining ones sexual orientation there is still the issue whether it is a product of society or a product of biology. There is no scientific evidence to conclude that sexual orientation is determined…

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    Sexuality And Society

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    Webster’s dictionary defines it as the sexual habits and desires of a person. However, the whole scope and true meaning of sexuality is both much broader and deeper than this simple definition. The Sexuality Resource Center for Parents says that it includes the sex, how a person performs their gender, and to their sexual orientation and preferences. Since the breadth of sexuality is so vast I will focus on the sexual orientations, preferences, societal perceptions, sexual experiences and…

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    Summary: Examining the Relationship of Substance Use and Sexual Orientation (Lanfear, Akins, & Mosher, 2013) This study assessed the causes and correlates of substance abuse by self-reported sexual minorities, by utilizing statistics derived from a random sample of 6,713 participants of the Washington State Needs Assessment Household Survey (WANAHS). This assessment was intended to evaluate the frequency of substance use and the need for substance abuse treatment in the general population.…

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    Jury Decision Making

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    Statement of Research Question Does a defendant’s gender and/or sexual orientation affect jurors’ decision making during intimate partner violence cases? Does a defendant’s gender and/or sexual orientation affect judges’ sentencing making during intimate partner violence cases? Rationale Understanding the mindset of jurors is important when trying to understand how legal system and justice will be implemented within courtrooms. If mental biases are present within jurors, this can affect how…

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    people are being discriminated against every day. Whether it’s with a homophobic slur or something more life threatening like being beaten. Sexual orientation is known to be the 3rd motivator of hate crimes, physical or psychological. These hate crimes are the most violent as well. Statistics show that “More than 1000 hate crimes having to do with sexual orientation are reported every year, but 28% go UN reported.” On average, these crimes have ended with the victim dead or hospitalized. These…

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    impact an individual’s sexuality. Besides, sexuality is a part of our identities, whether we realize it or not. Factors that this paper will explore about human sexuality will include (1) biological sex, (2) gender identity, (3) gender roles, (4) sexual orientation, (5) and the relationships between these terms. Development of Human Sexuality The develop of human sexuality has been around as long as people have been…

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    with different sexual orientation. Even in these times people with different sexual orientation are afraid to show their identity as lesbian,gay, bisexual, transgender for fear of suffering some kind of abuse by society. We are living in a society where discrimination,bullying, physical abuse sometimes could be a problem for people with different sexual orientation since some of them could be victim of it. In many cases we have seen that people with different sexual orientation as…

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    adopt because they are different than “everyone” else and they do not meet the criteria that today’s society is used to. Adoption should be based on how good the potential parents would take care of the child, instead of the potential parents' sexual orientation, because a loving environment is best for the child, those that are other than heterosexual should have equal opportunity to adopt a foster child, everybody deserves the chance to become a parent, and nobody should be denied that right. …

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    Over the past decade or so, the stigmatization of sexual orientation and the antigay prejudice has drastically improved when compared to progress made over the last thirty or so years. Unfortunately there is still so much progress that needs to be made in order to finally say anti-gay prejudice no longer exists, or at the very least is a minor part of our society. Even today, the prejudice against gay men and lesbians is a prominent problem in our society, even though marriage equality has…

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