Saturday, June 20, 2009

White House Faces Same-sex 'Marriage' Census Issue

Chicago's newest congressman, Mike Quigley, elected to Rahm Emanuel's district, wants the White House to add same-sex 'marriage' to the 2010 Census

UPDATE 6/21/09: Census bureau enacts change in spite of DOMA

-- From "Same-sex marriages: Census issue" by Mark Silva, posted at Chicago Tribune blog 6/16/09

The concern is that the Census will see the federal Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] as prohibiting agencies from tabulating and reporting data on same-sex marriages.

"My colleagues and I do not believe that simply reporting data about same-sex married couples in the 2010 Census is a recognition of same-sex marriage. However, the omission, or 'scrubbing' of the data from these couples will misidentify and misrepresent many people who are legally married in a growing number of states across our country. Since the Census is a portrait of America, information about legally married, same-sex couples should not be 'scrubbed' from the record," [said Congressman Quigley.]

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