My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Mayor wants same-sex marriage recognized on 2010 Census form

San Francisco’s Mayor, Gavin Newsom, recently announced his bid to become California’s governor in 2010. Today he stepped onto the national stage, as he took a decisive stance on the pro-gay rights issues that he has so vehemently supported. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Newsom asked the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau to recognize same-sex couples in the 2010 Census.” Is there be time to add “gay marriage” to the 2010 Census form? What legal hurdles would need to be overcome to turn this proposal into reality?

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