2010 Census To Gays: You Are Not Married, You Are Not A Family

pride-flag-verticalFurther highlighting the need for Federal-level recognition of gay unions/marriages, gay married couples in Massachusettes and Vermont (the only two states where gay marriage is permitted) will not be reported as such because the Defense of Marriage Act that Clinton signed in 1996 does not recognize unions sanctioned only on the state level. Instead, these couples will be counted as “unmarried partners,” since, to the Federal government, that’s all they are.

Furthermore, “same-sex couples with children will not be categorized as ‘families‘ on the census. Children will be counted as belonging to single parents, those ‘unmarried partners.'”

US Census SpokesDouche Cynthia Endo added, This is all about the numbers. This not about lifestyle or anything else.” And by numbers, she doesn’t mean accurate numbers, just numbers.

Acknowledging that we exists is, of course, the first step on that dangerously slippery slope of giving us rights.

Source: Contra Costa Times, via Towleroad.

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2 Responses to 2010 Census To Gays: You Are Not Married, You Are Not A Family

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