Skip to comments.U.S. Census Bureau to Recognize Same-Sex Couples as 'Families'
Posted on 05/29/2014 3:53:41 AM PDT by markomalley
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that it will begin categorizing same-sex married couples as families.
According to the Washington Post, the 2013 American Community Survey results, which are scheduled to be reported in September, will for the first time include same-sex married couples in statistics that pertain to Americas families. In prior years survey results, same-sex couples were identified as unmarried partners even when they reported themselves as married.
I think the American public already thinks same-sex married couples are families, and the Census Bureau is just catching up with public opinion, said Andrew J. Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University.
The Post observes that the very small number of same-sex couples approximately 180,000 in the U.S. as a fraction of the nations 56 million families is not expected to have a significant effect on the statistics used by government planners and researchers.
Rose Kreider, chief of the fertility and family statistics branch of the Census Bureau, said the U.S. Supreme Courts 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, did not obligate the Census Bureau to begin categorizing same-sex couples as families.
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What about pets? My three dogs are part of my family.
They let 3.5% of the population dictate policy. What a sick joke.
I don’t think the homosexual couples stay together long, do they?
This is the age of Minority Tyranny.
For the last 50 to 60 years the government has been running the country to benefit 13% of the population.
Looks like “family income” will increase substantially under Obama.
That's what I'll be reporting on any communist survey that is sent to me, as well as other bizarre answers.
This is what happens when the laws are bent on the basis of emotion not logic and reason. It started when they stopped using the prefix, “step,” for adoptive relationships in order to make the kids and parents feel the same as non-adoptive families. A nice sentiment, but look where it’s led us.
Now, since Johnny and Robby are such nice guys, and who cares how they sodomize one another, we must make them feel better by changing the definition of “sex” to include same-sex sodomy and “marriage” to include two dudes.
Meanwhile, society suffers and has to deal with all sorts of unintended consequences and confusion.