The 2010 Census will not count same-sex marriages or ask respondents about their sexual orientation:
Census takers will ask same-sex couples who live together to define themselves as “unmarried partners,” as they did in 2000 before some states – currently only Connecticut and Massachusetts – allowed gay marriage.
“This is all about the numbers. This not about lifestyle or anything else,” says U.S. Census spokeswoman Cynthia Endo.
Emphasis added. Colbert and Stewart will have a field day with that. Until then…
If there’s still time, it would be nice for someone to fix this before 2010. And give Census spokesperson Cynthia Endo the DVD set of Will & Grace. Clearly her lifestyle needs a little updating.
I mean, why count the gay people? It might provide a basis for giving us some rights.