I saw stories on this earlier, but none of them had links and therefore were not all that authoritative. It took some work, but I finally found it on the US Census web site:
Census.gov version: Paid ad encouraging same-sex couples to indicate 'married' even if their jurisdiction does not recognize it. I don't care about a person's orientation, but I do have a big problem with the US Government encouraging people to lie.
'Same sex married couples will be counted. This includes couples who live where their relationship is not recognized. Transgender respondents are counted in the gender with which they identify.'
The census bureau should be seriously called out on this.
Can I ask for my census form back? I didn't know I was allowed to record fantasies as fact.
Let's all just lie about anything we want to and really mess up how all that federal largess gets distributed.
I am legion.