Sexual, emotional and/or romantic attraction to persons of the same sex. The term covers both female and male homosexuality, or, to avoid reductionism and the inappropriateness of this term, gay relationships and lesbian relationships.

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Based on Council of Europe (2015). Case law of the European Court of Human Rights relating to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. Available at: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/lgbt/Documents/Final%20Case%20Law%20of%20the%20...

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1245