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identity

a means of portraying arithmetically the enduring equality between two (or more) VARIABLES that are equal by definition. For example, £1 = 100p (or $1 = 100¢), and no matter how many pounds (or dollars) we have, they can always be converted into pennies (or cents) by multiplying by 100. Identities are generally given a three-bar ‘identity’ sign (=) to indicate that the value to the left of the three bars is identical to the value to the right of the sign. The QUANTITY THEORY OF MONEY is one of the best-known examples of an identity in economics, written as:

where M is the money stock, V is the velocity of circulation of money, P is the general price level and T is the number of transactions undertaken. See EQUATION.

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We appreciate the constructive spirit shown by the core group in the presentation of this initiative on "Mandate of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity".
Overall, health care providers should be careful not make assumptions about a patient's sexual orientation based on a patient's gender identity. When approaching a sexual history with any patient, but especially a transgender or GNC patient, providers should think deeply about what information is medically relevant.
'We expect that this reclassification will impact very positively the wrong perception that some forms of gender diversity are pathologies, or sickness, and that it will facilitate access to better health care,' said Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and Dainius P?ras, Special Rapporteur on the right to health.
"We expect that this reclassification will impact very positively the wrong perception that some forms of gender diversity are pathologies, or sickness, and that it will facilitate access to better health care," said Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and Dainius P?ras, Special Rapporteur on the right to health.
During the study, researchers asked questions on sexual orientation and gender identity. They offered a survey to 15,221 patients.
By adding gender identity as a protected class, the state has made it unlawful to discriminate against an employee due to their gender identity--a protection that still does not exist in over half of U.S.
The Family Law and the Law on the Protection against Domestic Violence should include the prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sexual characteristics, said Amina Dizdar presenting the situation in many other social segments regarding the recommended measures to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The court could issue the order for correcting the gender of a minor after it receives the green light by a committee comprised of a social worker, doctor specialised in gender identity matters and a psychologist.
But the direct evidence on the nexus between within-household relative income and "individual's" happiness taking into account the relevance of the gender identity in an explicit way is still far from sufficiently investigated.
Stand for Fort Worth, a parental rights group whose members are opposed to having their children learn about gender identity, has been calling on Fort Worth ISD officials to hand over the textbooks and curriculum for months, arguing the district should have asked parents' permission before moving forward with the curriculum, according to the Star-Telegram.
In medical parlance, it is called 'gender dysphoria' (gender identity disorder), where people have a strong sense that they are the 'wrong' gender and have the wrong body parts.
Gender identity has no relation with sexual orientation, and a cis man who is attracted to a trans woman is considered straight.

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