Definition of homosexuality
1 : sexual attraction or the tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex : the quality or state of being homosexual
2 : sexual activity with another of the same sex
Recent Examples of homosexuality from the Web
Most were prosecuted after 1965 and before 1986, when New Zealand decriminalized homosexuality.
According to the Washington Post, there are 10 countries where homosexuality — or any deviation from heterosexuality — may be punishable by death (the punishment typically depends on that country’s interpretation of the Muslim sharia law).
The mix of gymnastics, intricate choreography, fashion, and unapologetic homosexuality sucked me in completely.
Earlier this year parliament agreed to grant compensation to thousands of gay men jailed under a 19th century law that was strengthened by the Nazis and only dropped in 1969 when homosexuality was decriminalized in West Germany.
The worry is that SB 17, which goes into effect this summer, could lead to scenarios where LGBTQ students are prevented from joining a Christian club led by students who disagree with homosexuality.
A three-year-old video posted on YouTube appears to show CenturyLink's onetime chief diversity officer delivering an impassioned sermon about Jesus' opposition to homosexuality, among other things, before church congregants.
The law has been condemned as an outright ban on any public discussions of homosexuality while authorities were defending it, citing the interests of children.
The court, based in Strasbourg, France, ruled in favor of three Russian activists who brought the case over a 2013 law and other legislation that banned the promotion of homosexuality.
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