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Glossary Terms for Policy 540.200

Discrimination
Illegal and unequal treatment of a person or group, intentional or unintenional, based on national origin, race, color, religion, age, gender, martial status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam Era Veteran, Wartime Veteran, or Disabled Veteran, or the persence of a physical mental, or sensory impairment. Washington State Executive Order 93-07 also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in state government.
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Obscene
Material which must, when taken as a whole, appeal to prurient interests, and contain patently offensive depiction or descriptions of sexual conduct and, on a whole, have no serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Offensiveness must be assessed under standards of the community. Both "offensiveness" and "an appeal to something other than normal healthy sexual desires" are essential elements of obscenity.
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