The census: not just for the straights anymore

We too are trapped in a glass cage of emotions.

It’s always a mixed bag of emotions when something that should be totally basic becomes reality. To parse that convoluted sentence out, here’s what we mean: on the 2010 Census, Gay and Lesbian (and TBQ too, natch) couples can list their marital status.

On the one hand: hell yes! This is a great step forward for recognition of same-sex couples, and is a pretty bold step by the Census. On the other hand: argh! It’s frustrating that this half-measure that acknowledges the reality of same-sex couples is the closest many states have to actual legal recognition.

Long story short – kudos to the Census folks for taking this step, let’s hope it’s one more step towards equality for all people in our country. And yes – send that Census form in!


1 Response to “The census: not just for the straights anymore”

  1. 1 Martina
    March 31, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    For those who are interested in pushing for further LGBT recognition in the census, go to http://www.queerthecensus.com. Good info and they will send you a free sticker that you can use to seal your own census form!

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