Sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employee is subjected to negative employment action, harassment, or denial of certain benefits because of their sexual orientation, or the sexual orientation of someone they are close to. Sexual orientation discrimination has been part of the workplace in America for decades, and while federal, state and local laws, as well as increased social awareness have improved the situation dramatically, many people who are not heterosexual still face obstacles at work related to being gay, bisexual, asexual, or pansexual. It is important for employees to have the right information about what constitutes discrimination based on sexual orientation, what constitutes harassment, and how sexual orientation discrimination can tie in with other prohibited forms of discrimination like, sex, disability, gender identity, and marital status. Sexual orientation discrimination can affect your job status, your working environment, your health benefits, and a host of other issues in the workplace. The law in this area is changing rapidly for the better.
Dermatoglyphics, Handedness, Sex, and Sexual Orientation
BBC - Science & Nature - Sex ID - Study Results
Archives of Sexual Behavior. Both handedness and dermatoglyphic asymmetry reflect early, prenatal influences and both have been reported to be associated with male sexual orientation; handedness has been related to female sexual orientation as well. Neurohormonal and developmental perturbation are two competing hypothesis that attempt to explain these connections. We attempted to replicate these associations and to extend dermatoglyphic asymmetry findings to women. Dermatoglyphic directional asymmetry and fluctuating asymmetry were unrelated to sexual orientation. Homosexual women, but not homosexual men, had highly significant increases in non—right-handedness compared with same-sex heterosexual controls. Although this pattern of results does not allow resolution of the two competing models, it does lend additional support to a biological basis of sexual orientation.
Finger Length Points to Sexual Orientation / Anatomy quirk called possible biological clue
In a study sure to provoke a lot of self-examination, a University of California at Berkeley team has found that differences in the lengths of one's fingers may yield clues about sexual orientation. Lesbians on average turned out to have more "masculine" hands than heterosexual women -- with the index finger significantly shorter than the ring finger. There was no such difference in the hands of gay and straight men, however. A brief summary of the study, led by Berkeley psychologist S.
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