homosexual

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homosexual

1. a person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex
2. of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality
3. of or relating to the same sex

homosexual

[¦hō·mə′sek·shə·wəl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or being the same sex.
(psychology)
Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting homosexuality.
One who practices homosexuality.
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Unlike Arbour and Blackburn, PG does not presume that a homosexual identity is a given in high school.
ENI)--A long-awaited Vatican statement said that persons with "deep seated homosexual tendencies" should not under any circumstances become Roman Catholic priests.
Three of the twenty-seven felt like homosexuals should not be allowed to be a member of a church.
The gospel priority in Scripture may be teaching us to accept homosexuals as they are.
Each year for the past six or seven years Pastor Domenic Cieri and his pastoral associate, Ann McDonald, have offered six-week programs to talk about "the good news the church has to offer, areas of church teaching that cause pain for homosexuals, and what they need in order to feel they can come home to the church.
For instance, it is argued that homosexual relationships are unstable, that children parented by homosexuals are subject to harassment from their peers, and that the best environment for a child is with a married couple.
The benefits of according these protections to all children easily outweigh the externalities imposed on third parties disapproving of homosexual relationships.
However the legal compulsion to enter into contractual relationships with homosexuals is commonly part of a wider legislation scheme under which one may be compelled against one's will to enter into contractual relationships with others of a particular religion or racial group.
She then develops in greater detail the "postwar paranoia" about homosexuality before discussing the rise of a gay and lesbian movement and a concomitant medical commentary th at, particularly in its insistence on the existence of a gay gene, recalls earlier simplistic, essentialist classifications of the homosexual.
But in those letters Kennedy at least goes through of the motions of saying that he does not hate homosexuals, and he rarely resorts to name calling.
His administration is the first to grant security clearances to open homosexuals, to grant asylum to foreign homosexuals and to nominate a homosexual activist, James Hormel, for a post as U.