April 6, 2009

Tell the Census Bureau to count every marriage in 2010.

Yet another reason to repeal the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act":

Under DOMA, the federal government will not (cannot) recognize same-sex marriages. This often brings to mind issues around tax status, adoption, hospital rights, etc. But it is also preventing us from being counted in the census. Gay marriage is legal now in three states, and not a single one will show up in the 2010 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau will actively edit the responses of same-sex couples on the 2010 Census, classifying all legally married same-sex couples as "unmarried partners."

Last year it was announced that they won't count legally recognized same-sex marriages. They plan to actually go line by line erasing our relationships -- even legally recognized marriages in Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, and Iowa.

What can you do? Ask the Census Bureau to Count Our Marriages.

sposored by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund