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Census will count gay couples who check "husband or wife"
The Seattle Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Lornet Turnbull

Posted on 03/30/2010 9:10:16 PM PDT by Stoat

Gay and lesbian couples who share a home may identify one another as "husband or wife" on their 2010 census forms if that's how they view their relationship — even if they have not legally married in any of the places where it is allowed.

And whatever they say on that form is precisely how the government will count them.

Advocates who have long sought a complete count of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say this falls short but is still a partial breakthrough — one they say offers tacit acknowledgment of the very relationships the federal government legally denies.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010census; bho44; bhocommerce; census; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; perverts
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1 posted on 03/30/2010 9:10:17 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Thus rendering the statistic meaningless.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 9:11:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: Stoat

What about straight domestic partner couples? They also may DEEM themselves to be in a relationship equal to marriage.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 9:11:46 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: scripter; DBeers; little jeremiah; wagglebee

No word on those cohabitating with animals....yet.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 9:13:34 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: rfp1234
What about straight domestic partner couples? They also may DEEM themselves to be in a relationship equal to marriage.

They don't have their own special set of 'rights' and laws that apply only to them, as the homosexuals do.

Tough luck.

5 posted on 03/30/2010 9:15:36 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

I’m a male. I have a philodendron that I’ve named Madge and a dog named Shithead. Does that count as 3? The plant is from the U.S. and the dog is from Mexico.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 9:16:06 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Stoat

Then I say F*** the census. Obama can use the blanks he gets back for TP


7 posted on 03/30/2010 9:23:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Stoat

Just tell them you’re married to 600,000 wives, and they all live at your house. You can be a congressional district all by yourself.

Our country has gone insane.


8 posted on 03/30/2010 9:27:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: Stoat
So can I identify myself and wife as aardvarks and still be counted?
9 posted on 03/30/2010 9:34:55 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EternalVigilance; manc; snugs

Just tell them you’re married to 600,000 wives, and they all live at your house. You can be a congressional district all by yourself.

I wonder how they deal with such census issues in the UK?  I guess it's actually easier because all of this has been legalized. "sigh"

Great Britain- Muslim is spared a speeding ban so he can drive between his two wives

Our country has gone insane.

Don't worry....it can still get FAR worse.  This FR thread regards Canada, and is from 2007:

History's Losers Unite - A Festival Of Treason May 10th - 13th Toronto

 

10 posted on 03/30/2010 9:37:36 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: freedumb2003

Amen!


11 posted on 03/30/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: guitarplayer1953
So can I identify myself and wife as aardvarks and still be counted? 

As long as you pay your taxes and vote with the hard Left, you'll be just fine.

YouTube - Anteater drinks wine

 

12 posted on 03/30/2010 9:42:30 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

When I go over to DU (yuck) they were always of the persuasion that Bush wanted to become some kind of theological dictator so that he could put all the gays in concentration camps. (The lack of perception of the nature of Christianity on the left has always amazed me.)

My guess is the desire to be counted (”we are ten percent or even more of the population!”) is going to war with their paranoia about being holocausted or some such.


13 posted on 03/30/2010 9:44:15 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: I still care

One of the many things about the hard left that astonishes me is their ability to breezily accept polar-opposite contradictions in philosophy as ‘business as usual’ and to do it with a straight face (pardon the pun).

There is always a convenient, although entirely illogical, ‘explanation’ for every Leftist position which all good, jackbooted Leftists must mindlessly agree with or face ostracism as a ‘racist’, ‘homophobe’, etc.

They’ll make it work.... as long as the end result is a greater number of Leftist voters and the eventual destruction of America, they’ll make it work.


14 posted on 03/30/2010 9:54:52 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: pissant

I tossed mine. Update pending.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 9:56:56 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: rfp1234
What about straight domestic partner couples? They also may DEEM themselves to be in a relationship equal to marriage.

That's a common-law marriage in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

16 posted on 03/30/2010 10:03:47 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Stoat; potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt; Lady Jag

Fake but true.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:14 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Rembrandt

I would love to SS#’s for my 2 cats


18 posted on 03/30/2010 10:47:47 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: ntnychik

For marital status, I checked “OTHER” and added “living as interactive placeholders until the Great Hospital Opens”.

our children are listed as “Raggedy Ann” and “Andy”. I am SURE no ACORN processing people will recognize that as a joke, but instead declare, “why I know those people, I signed them up to vote!”


19 posted on 03/30/2010 10:58:23 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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Stoat here says to read the whole article. I humbly admit I haven't yet, it's been a long day. But I promise to read it tomorrow! Sick and insane - it's so far beyond that.

We did the census and said that two people lived here. DIdn't offer any more info. I didn't even look at the papers. If they come here they won't get in because there's a gate and 250 of path to get to the cabin.

20 posted on 03/30/2010 11:02:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: freedumb2003

Why send the form in if it’s going to be filled out incorrectly. Sounds like they are doing this to be able to count a person as a different sex, etc regardless of what they really are.

I am beginning to wonder if the smart train left these people at the gate.


21 posted on 03/30/2010 11:16:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Stoat

Do they have a box labeled “White Christian Heterosexual Married”??????


22 posted on 03/31/2010 1:12:56 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1
Do they have a box labeled “White Christian Heterosexual Married”??????

Because you have DARED to ask a hetero-normative question which could conceivably cause emotional distress to racial, sexual and religious minorities, you have been classified as a HATE CRIMINAL and will be immediately arrested for transport to your area's nearest Diversity Reeducation Gulag, where you will begin an open-ended stay under close supervision, heavy psychotropic medication and severe disciplinary oversight.

Please immediately sign over all of your personal assets to Government control, remove all articles of clothing, wear only a cheap hospital gown and stand outside your front door patiently as you wait for Diversity Police Pickup.

Be advised that failure to comply with these instructions or any abusive language directed at Diversity Police representatives will result in additional criminal charges against you and a dramatically-escalated disciplinary focus.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

23 posted on 03/31/2010 1:33:06 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

“Imagine we had two pillow biters in our town in 2000, but now we had six of them. If we didn’t return the form, we wouldn’t know how many pillow biters we had. If you don’t return the form, we don’t get our fair share of funding for things like gay parades and bath houses.”


24 posted on 03/31/2010 1:40:07 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus
“Imagine we had two pillow biters in our town in 2000, but now we had six of them. If we didn’t return the form, we wouldn’t know how many pillow biters we had. If you don’t return the form, we don’t get our fair share of funding for things like gay parades and bath houses.”

Thank you. Now when that stupid "buses" commercial comes on I can remember this and laugh instead of screaming at the morons "That's not the reason for the census you idiots! It is only to determine representation in congress and any other use is unconstitutional"

My daughter thanks you also as she will be able to stop covering her ears whenever that stupid commercial comes on.

25 posted on 03/31/2010 5:17:07 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

This violates the 14th Amendment. As the Boston Globe found out when it tried to offer benefits to Gay couples that were living together. But not Straight couples. Why not just count Gays in the Census so we can get the true number of their population?


26 posted on 03/31/2010 6:24:23 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Why not just count Gays in the Census so we can get the true number of their population?

Because then we would also have to count chess players, auto mechanic hobbyists, back woods hikers etc and every other practicer of a chosen behavior.

The constitution does not segregate people by behavior. Only by age and sex.

27 posted on 03/31/2010 8:38:17 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

The main point of the census is to say who lives where, the government probably doesn’t care if they check husband or wife, they’ll just count it as part of “X People live in this area”, along with everyone else.


28 posted on 03/31/2010 11:48:58 AM PDT by Interrogator
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To: ntnychik
[Fake but true.]
Lol, our upside down world.
Anyway it can be finagled, it will be.
29 posted on 03/31/2010 11:50:38 AM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: John O

I forgot I posted that. Glad I could be of some help. Haha.


30 posted on 03/31/2010 2:56:12 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: bitt

That’s a classic!

I was ready to do something subversive, but realized they asked fewer questions than they asked my ancestors in the 1800’s. They didn’t even ask about the bathrooms, like usual.

On tonight’s news they showed people of mixed race filling out the forms. Some were checking a box for each origin they happened to have. One checked four boxes. I wonder if the gov’t will count him as four people.


31 posted on 03/31/2010 10:46:48 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Rembrandt

You need a goldfish first.


32 posted on 03/31/2010 10:54:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: All
And you think this is the END?... On the contrary, these people are SICK as I consider any person who is addicted to depravity. Don't be surprise in not a distant future... If the sickos want to "marry" their DOG or a PIG?...

You don't think so?... You WAIT AND SEE.


33 posted on 03/31/2010 11:14:28 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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