Quigley Wants Same-Sex Couples Counted In Census

CBS 2 Chicago
June 16, 2009
Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) is calling on President Barack Obama to recognize same-sex married couples in the 2010 census. Quigley sent Obama a letter, reiterating a similar call last month. If same-sex married couples are not counted, the integrity of the census may be threatened, Quigley said. "My colleagues and I do not believe that simply reporting data about same-sex married couples in the 2010 Census is a recognition of same-sex marriage," Quigley wrote. "However, the omission, or "scrubbing" of the data from these couples will misidentify and misrepresent many people who are legally married in a growing number of states across our country." [Link]