U.S. Census Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

  • metta

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    May 27, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
    U.S. Census Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Marriages



    Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2014/05/us_census_will_now_recognize_same-sex_marriages.php
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    May 28, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    Well isn't that nice. But since the US Census still uses the term "Negro" expecting them to move with the times is a bit of a stretch...
  • cowboyathlete

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    May 28, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidWell isn't that nice. But since the US Census still uses the term "Negro" expecting them to move with the times is a bit of a stretch...
    They dropped the word last year.
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    May 28, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
    They only do the census every 10 years. The rest of the time they just crunch the numbers.
    As of 2010 it was still on there.
  • cowboyathlete

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    May 29, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    The U.S. Census Bureau is bidding farewell to "Negro" on its surveys and forms after more than 100 years of use.

    The description has come to be viewed as outdated and even offensive by many people in the black community, officials say, so the bureau will reduce the options to "black" or "African-American."

    The agency will include the new language next year in its annual American Community Survey, which reaches upwards of 3.5 million households in the United States.