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- Published on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 03:47
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The Vermont Human Rights commission joined New York state in recognizing Asexuals as a protected minority. The Vermont HRC issued a pamphlet in which they defined sexual orientation for state employees.
“Sexual orientation is who you are emotionally and sexually attracted to: Opposite sex, same-sex, both sexes, or neither”, reads the pamphlet's definition of sexual orientation.
Vermont's Human Rights coalition may have recognized Asexuality, but a full celebration must wait. The document does not modify the state's law that governs protected sexual orientations. The law uses the statutory definition of heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual for sexual orientations.
State employees use the documents written by the Human Rights Coalition as a guideline for how to treat members of different groups to make sure their rights are protected. Vermont's legislature may or may not amend the statutory definition of orientation to include Asexuality. Employees and state agencies will follow the guidelines issued in the HRC document.