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Kenya Will Count Gays, The United States Won’t

(UPDATE: To clarify, there will be mechanisms in the U.S. Census to count same-sex couples, but only on a state-by-state level. Same-sex marriages will not be included in the national count of married couples due to a code conflict and concern for statistical inaccuracy, and that is the point I am trying to emphasize in […]

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Sorry, Your Marriages Don’t Count—Literally

Once again, we get some more double talk from the federal government: The U.S. Census Bureau is making an unprecedented effort to include same-sex couples in next year’s national population count, but legally married gay couples won’t show up as such in the official once-a-decade tally, bureau representatives said Thursday. Essentially, we said we’d count […]

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