homophobia

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homophobia

intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality

homophobia

the fear of HOMOSEXUALITY. Although there has been some suggestion that homophobia may exist as a personality trait, it is more fruitful to examine the social conditions under which homosexual behaviour is proscribed (in England and Wales this happened in 1885, when male homosexuality was criminalized), and becomes an organizing principle for particular roles, identities and subcultures (Weeks, 1977).
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Maybe the gender premise is unconvincing in its historical analysis, inaccurate as a description of gay life and the discomfort homosexuality causes traditionalists, and incomplete as a tool for the legal analysis of anti-gay discrimination, but is it all we have?
In 1966, gay groups organized the first public protests against anti-gay discrimination in the military.
Don Fado, lead organizer of the Sacramento sixty-eight, a group of United Methodist clergy who defied church policy in 1999 to conduct a same-sex holy union service for two lesbian women; and Greg Marlan, co-chair of the May 2000 Cleveland civil disobedience action by gay rights group Soulforce, an action at which 191 people were arrested protesting anti-gay discrimination in the United Methodist Church.
In response to the military's anti-gay discrimination and "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, many law schools began enforcing their own antidiscrimination policies by excluding military recruiters for the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG).
During the 2005 legislative session, the Oregon Senate passed a bill that would ban anti-gay discrimination in employment.
He wants gays clearly taken care of -- it's almost like the Final Solution," said Kara Speltz, a Catholic lesbian activist for Soulforce, an organization dedicated to ending anti-gay discrimination within all religions.
If he stops supporting anti-gay discrimination we will stop disrupting his sermons.
men and lesbians--several also believe alleging harassment may be the best way for a gay person who lives in an area without an anti-gay discrimination law to fight for his or her rights.
Then the Treaty was followed in 2000 by the adoption of two key instruments: the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which prohibits anti-gay discrimination, and the Employment Directive, which lays down precise rules for banning it at the workplace.
Depression in the lesbian and gay community is an ongoing problem fueled by anti-gay discrimination and hate," said Dr.
This campaign will stamp United Airlines and Pat Robertson as leaders in anti-gay discrimination in the minds of gay people across the country.
If anti-gay discrimination, especially when it's intentional rather than incidental, is in some sense suspect, then the government should have to do more than just make this contention, which has never been backed up by any credible social science research and is belied by the experience of many of our major military allies who have ended the gay ban for a decade or more.