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As Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern explained, the term “sexual preference” has been “almost universally” replaced by “sexual orientation” today, with the former term seen as an archaism used primarily by the religious right to delegitimize LGBTQ identities and the archaic term “suggests that sexuality is a choice, that gay and bisexual people simply prefer to partner Use specific descriptors of “gay,” “lesbian,” and so forth only when these are known identifications; sexual orientation may be described by individuals using a multitude of descriptive self-identification labels (lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, and many others). 3. Differentiation of sexual orientation from sexual behavior