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Or: heterosexual-bias , discrimination, prejudice, and/or oppression of people not heterosexually oriented, a value system based on the belief that heterosexuality is natural, normal and superior to other lifestyles; heterosexism goes hand in-hand with homophobia . Defined by Rosalie Maggio in The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage (1991): ' Attitudes, behaviors, and policies that assume everyone is heterosexual constitute heterosexism .'
See Also: heterosexism, heterosexual bias

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