The following comes from a May 26 story in the Washington Post.
The Census Bureau, which struggles to keep up with the rapid changes in American life, is about to start categorizing same-sex married couples as families.
The 2013 American Community Survey results, which will be reported in September, will mark the first time the census integrates an estimated 180,000 same-sex married couples with statistics concerning the nation’s 56 million families. Until now, they had been categorized as unmarried partners, even when couples reported themselves as spouses.
Because of the large disparity between the number of gay and straight married households, combining the two is not expected to have a significant effect on the statistics that scholars and planners use to analyze how families are changing. Its significance is largely symbolic of the growing acceptance of gays in American society.
“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 who studies families.
The Supreme Court’s decision in 2013 in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, paved the way for the census to change the way it tracks same-sex households after years of discussions about doing so.
“Windsor didn’t obligate us to do anything,” said Rose Kreider, chief of the fertility and family statistics branch of the Census Bureau. “But it in some ways made it easier to say: It’s legally recognized federally, so it’s time for us to throw them in with all married couples.”
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It should count them as Democrats.
All Federal Government Agencies have OBAMA as their ultimate boss.
This should be no surprise to anyone.
Any Catholic who voted for Obama needs to go to Confession, and promise to be more diligent before voting.
(As we know the National DEMOCRATIC Platform supports abortion -murder of Innocents, and Sodomy marriage.)
Although DOMA was Federal Law at the time – Gaystapo Insiders at the 2010 Census worked even then to overturn or ‘fudge’ the numbers, to promote their partisan extremist agenda in a supposedly Neutral / Non Partisan Census.
They “Tweaked the Tabulation Statistics” (According to their own memos) to promote ssm, and then when the Over-Count was exposed, ‘statistically adjusted’ the numbers to what they thought was best for their agenda – although the Government they ware ‘representing’ had laws against Statistical Manipulation.
The following story is just the tip of the iceberg they shoved up the public wazoo in the name of an ersatz fraud of ‘tolerance’:
“US Census Leaders Actions to Quietly Overturn DOMA *Same-sex married couples ‘pleased’ to be counted in 2010 census –
Matt O’Brien – Contra Costa Times 10/20/2009 SAN FRANCISCO –
Instead of ignoring same-sex couples who identify as married, the Census Bureau has tweaked the software so those couples are counted… That’s a big shift, said Lloyd, a longtime San Francisco resident who was hired by the bureau as an outreach coordinator promoting census participation among the LGBT community of Northern California… Most states continue to deny same-sex couples the legal status of marriage, including California with the passage of Proposition 8…
Marriage law doesn’t count at Census Bureau
By Peter Sprig: 4/14/10 – Family Research Council (www.frc.org)
“I’m gay, I’m in charge, and I don’t care what the law is.”
That’s not exactly what Census Bureau official Timothy P. Olson said on April 5 – but it might as well have been. Mr. Olson, assistant division chief for the Field Division of the Census Bureau, held a press conference in New York on Monday to introduce public-service announcements encouraging LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Americans to participate in the census.
That’s not so controversial – the census is supposed to count everyone. More disturbing, though, is that the Census Bureau is actively encouraging same-sex couples to report on the census form that they are “married.”
That’s not just controversial – it’s against the law. The law in question is the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This 1996 law was passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress (342-67 in the House; 85-14 in the Senate) and signed into law by President Clinton.
That law that you cite as having been violated was overturned as unConstitutional last year in the Windsor case. So even if by some stretch of a fertile legal imagination it ever was illegal under DOMA, it is no longer illegal as the law is and always was unconstitutional.
So much for democracy. We are being ruled by rouge judges.
I’m very much enjoying that malapropism. We need more “rouge” judges – most of whom were appointed by Republican President’s, by the way.
This result is completely disgusting. Same sex sexualist are not married, except perhaps to the minds of pagans and “non-participating Christians.” President Obama proudly wears the dual mantle of loving abortions and loving homosexual sexual activity: they both mean “Votes”! A treasure of American spirit has been the way that it has always sought to right its shortcomings, and wrongs, such as slavery. But everything discriminates, most particularly religion. Sin describes immoral behavior, acting in a way that is offensive to God and which may well be punished by Hell. In America, which once acted to bring its behavior in line with its religious beliefs, righteousness is a foreign concept. Or, better put, acting the right way means doing away with what is “right” altogether. Having America bend its federal government to accommodate, or even recognize homosexual sexual behavior, is like celebrating heroin addiction. As wonderful Nancy Reagan once said, “Just say No.”
There should be a warning label to this article. Warning people of the graphic picture of the unnatural affection between two men. Rated X.
Absent some ‘rogue judges’ years ago, “Jim Crow” would still be the practice, if not the law, in some parts of the country, not all in the southeast.
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of ETERNAL FIRE.” (Jude 1:7)