Gay, Transgender Persons Could Be In Future Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is making an unprecedented effort to include same-sex couples in next year's national population count, but counting the number of individuals who identify as gay, lesbian or transgender could be next.

Census representatives told community leaders in San Francisco on Thursday that categories could be added in future editions of the bureau's annual American Community Survey.

They say it was too late to include questions about sexual orientation or gender expression in the 2010 tally.

The survey is designed to give state and local governments a snapshot of how their populations are changing. It is much more detailed than the 10-question census form that will be mailed to every household in March.


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  • by RODOG Location: NEWPORT on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    THEY MIGHT AS WELL LIST ( sex offenders drug users devil worshipers and criminals gay, lesbian or transgender,PLUS MANY MORE OTHER LIFESTYLES . THESES PEOPLE CHOOSE TO LIVE THERE LIFESTYLE .ITS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO CENSER YOU LATER FROM GETTING LOAN'S AND HEALTH CARE. AND DID THESE PEOPLE GET COUNTED IN THE LAST CENSUS OR ARE THE NEW FROM THE SOUTH OF OUR BOARDER
  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    To Obama Snake Oil Co. Sometimes your kinda funny! To MSO- So true. So sad. To Bob - Really? To Puzzled - I don't know what you said but I think I agree.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 23, 2009 at 03:33 AM
    This is discrimination, what about me and my sheep? I mean, the consent, and its just a preference....Bob, stop mixing two parts snake oil to the 10 parts koolaid, it makes you say crazy things.
  • by RealityCheck Location: Washington Park on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:59 AM
    DOn't stop with individuals who identify as gay or transgender, what about those that prefer italian food over mexican, or those that are left handed, or those that are handicapped. Really, what does trangendered have to do with the US census? Idiots.
  • by Puzzled on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:35 PM
    Just count the population. Don't flander the misconseptions of humans.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 08:45 PM
    Wait! were they excluded before? How could a country like this still have second class citizens.....oh wait, dumb question.
  • by mso on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    so continues the downward spiral of the USA...
  • by Bob Location: NC on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:10 PM
    they should have been a long time ago.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    GROOOOOSSSSSSSSSS. SO WEIRD. SO FREAKY. ONLY OBAMA WOULD ALLOW THAT.
  • by George W on Oct 22, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    Oh my god! This wouldn't have happened if McCain was in power...oh wait, he's got a lesbian daughter.
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