2010 Census Will 1) Cost Taxpayers Millions, 2) Collect No Data on Gays

STATE SPONSORED INVISIBILITY — “No matter the legal fate of Proposition 8, the 2010 Census will not count same-sex marriages or ask respondents about their sexual orientation. The federal Defense of Marriage Act signed in 1996 by President Bill Clinton does not recognize gay unions sanctioned by states. 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.” [CCT]