Skip to comments.Conservatives Blast Census Bureau for Counting Gay Couples (counted as married).
Posted on 04/07/2010 12:06:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Census Bureau has boosted its efforts of reaching out to the LGBT community, assuring gays and transgender people that they can be "true" to who they are when filling out census forms.
Same-sex couples will, for the first time, be counted as married even if their relationships are not recognized in their state.
Moreover, transgender people have been encouraged to complete the forms according to their "true gender," as Mara Keisling of the Center for Transgender Equality stated. They, however, will not directly be counted as transgender.
"Be yourself and be counted," Keisling, a transgender-identified woman, said in a promotional video.
On Monday, the Census Bureau released new videos encouraging same-sex couples and transgender people to participate in the 2010 census.
Gay rights groups have hailed the bureau's move as historic, as it signals recognition of gay and lesbian marriages.
"We pushed hard to make it possible for married same-sex couples to be counted in the 2010 census," reads a statement by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
The organization launched a "Queer the Census" campaign demanding even more recognition in the next U.S. census, complete with a question that asks if one is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Conservative groups, meanwhile, say the bureau is ignoring federal and state laws by allowing same-sex couples to list themselves as married regardless of whether their relationships are legal.
"The law should count for something when the Census Bureau counts America's population, but apparently it doesn't on President Obama's watch," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. "The President's Commerce Department is actively encouraging people to ignore U.S. marriage law and invent new definitions for their relationships."
Perkins noted that the federal Defense of Marriage Act forbids the government from recognizing same-sex marriages.
"When it comes to advancing the extreme homosexual agenda, this White House has no limits, not even the facts," he lamented.
Gary Randall, president of Faith and Freedom Network, believes homosexual numbers will be inflated by the "you decide what you are" policy.
"This policy shift is another attempt to confuse the discussion about marriage by creating a problem of sorts, then providing a solution that advances the homosexual agenda of redefining marriage," he stated.
The Census Bureau has begun mailing second forms to approximately 40 million housing units to increase America's participation. Households have until mid-April to mail back their forms. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide.
I could be wrong, but I think they meant to say they would be counted as marred.
I wonder how many homosexuals will want to answer a question asking if they are lesbian or homosexual;? Is it realy any of the Governments business.?
Will they ask straights have sex in the missionary, doggy style or anally or orally?..None of their business.
If they claim that would be false reporting, then I would claim this gender/marriage thing is false reporting as well.
I am so sick and tired of half our time and so many MILLIONS of dollars wasted on a bunch of people who just want to have sex different than 95% of us...now it's gay, lesbian, BI-SEXUAL and TRANSVESTITES...and they write about it like it's completely NORMAL...cripes, what is next, the GERMAN SHEPARD FORNICATORS? The GSF's have rights too, ya know!
I don’t care how many gay couples think of themselves as married or not...but if there were a question are you gay/lesbian (in a relationship or not) how many would truthfully answer it. I am kind of interested in the numbers. Gay activists claim 10% of the population is gay. I say that is rather high. More like 5-6% possibly. But then, gay activists actually believe everybody could be potentially gay.
Certain people have been making love to sheep for ages-—I don’t hear them screaming for recognition.
Anything they can do to misrepresent the numbers...
And if in 2020 with a saner administration this isn’t assumed any more, we will have a glitch in the data for no reason. I dare Bummer to quote the consolidated “marriage” figures to us and claim this is the number of “married couples” as of April 1, 2010.
“Certain people have been making love to sheep for ages-I dont hear them screaming for recognition.”
They tried bleating, but it got them nowhere so they stopped, and went back to feeling sheepish...
Without determining citizenship it seems rather an odd way to apportion benefits that are only supposed to go citizens.
you crazy-—but funny! LOL
So another words, the whole think is fraudulent.
The 10% is the old well-refuted Kinsey (research by perverts upon a perversion-prone prison population) figure. The number of dedicated or prevalently homo people in the USA is more widely believed to be around the 2% mark.
Homos make up about 1% of our population.
At my Oh-so-PC workplace, where 1200 people are employed, they have "Networking" groups for all the horribly disaffected people. They have an AA group, Asian group, Latino group, Women's group and a GLBT group. Guess how many belong to the GLBT group? SEVEN. Seven out of 1200. (but we're told there are "lots" of "secret" members) Funny, a list of their names never seems to get published.
one real one fake voter
I know I’m in the minority here and that’s ok. But I’m fine with people calling themselves married even if the government doesn’t recognize it. I believe in small, limited government and people can do what they will so long as it doesn’t infringe on my freedom to do the same. I understand the alternative points of view, but I respectfully disagree.
Marriage is between a man and a woman.
To make it between gay couples who are much less likely to treat it as a sacred institution or a lifetime commitment..........
This government has to change somehow,someday and someway.