Census Bureau Scandal

@clrumfelt (5424)
United States
April 11, 2010 6:21pm CST
Gay rights activists, with strong backing from the 2010 Census Bureau, are encouraging gay couples to classify themselves as married on the form if they consider themselves to be married. The CB is encouraging gay couples to break the law. Would unmarried hetero couples be able to get away with this? http://rss.msnbc.msn.com/id/36183327/ns/us_news-census_2010/
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• United States
11 Apr 10
Hi, I don't know if this helps but I worked for the Census this year and I can tell you that all the stuff ppl are talking about only half of it is true that I know of. I here ppl saying that they are asking for SS#'s and bank #'s and all kinds of stuff. Well, I never learned anything about that in my training. All we did was count ppl and see if houses and building are still there. And, also, if there are any new roads or landmarks. That is it! If there are ten ppl living in a house you have to count 10 ppl. We really don't care if they are gay, straight, or what ever. We just care if they live there and how old they are and what race. That way we can put in more daycare's, schools, or old folks homes. Also, if they are different race we can put in translators for that race. That is it! If there is more then that is news to me! *Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life*
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
13 Apr 10
It appears the whole "Queer the Census" campaign promoted by gay rights people was only a ploy to make them feel better about their status. Whatever they mark, they are going to be counted as single people or single parents, whatever the case may be.
• United States
13 Apr 10
Are you saying they should not be proud of their relationships?
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I am failing to see the big deal. The point of the census is to count people to decide how many representatives a state gets. How does checking marriage box effect representation?
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
13 Apr 10
The big deal is why are some people being encouraged to lie about something when they mark their Census.
• United States
13 Apr 10
If they consider themselves married, that is what they will tick in the box. They are not being asked, "Does your state recognize your marriage?"
@irishidid (8718)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I have to echo all the others. It doesn't make a difference and nobody cares.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I really do not see where that matters at all. They are counting people. If you are two single people, you are two. If you are a married couple, you are two. See? no difference.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
12 Apr 10
Given that census laws a largely unenforceable and I can't recall hearing of anyone getting punished for not filling it out in a LONG time (despite the fact that many don't), I think it's safe to say heterosexual couples could do whatever they want.
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