“The U.S Census Bureau will be making an official count of same-sex couples next spring while LGBT activists will attempt to ‘queer the census’ with a grassroots write-in campaign,” according to 365gay.com.
“This is a real change from the way we’ve been treated in the past,” said Molly McKay of Marriage Equality USA.
The bureau also committed to counting same-sex couples both married and unmarried next year and releasing the statistics. They also announced the first-ever LGBT Complete Count Committees in California in preparation for the 2010 Census.
The campaign www.queerthecensus.org allows people to get a pink and purple
“Queer the Census” sticker to put on the back of their Census mailer. The sticker says, “Everyone deserves to be counted. It’s time to queerthecensus.org.”
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— Katelynd Jarvis