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Hate Group Sues To Block LGBT Questions On The US Census

Hate Group Sues To Block LGBT Questions On The US Census

Via PLF:

Today, Maureen Murphy of Washington and John Huddleston of California filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau, challenging the agency’s demand for inappropriate and intrusive information about them and their families. The American Community Survey’s deeply personal questions include questions about a person’s job, gender and sexual orientation, whether parents and children in the same home are biologically related, and whether and how many times each person was previously married, widowed, or divorced. “The Census Bureau does not have the authority to compel Americans to divulge any information it sees fit, beyond what’s needed for the 10-year census,” said Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Adi Dynar. “Unlike the decennial census, the American Community Survey is conducted every year and asks detailed and personal questions such as the person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, fertility history, marital status, and divorce history,” one of the complainants explains.

The Pacific Justice Institute: “The Census Bureau does not have the authority to compel Americans to divulge any information it sees fit, beyond what’s needed for the 10-year census,” said Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Adi Dynar.

Their parent organization, was named a hate group by the SPLC in 2014.

And you guessed it! It’s a Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)!

US Census Bureau Changes Course, Will Again Add Sexual Orientation Question To National Survey

 

After an outcry from  private citizens and advisers to the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal agency is no longer be removing a question about sexual orientation from a marketing survey for the 2020 Census.

Responses to this survey help the bureau craft its marketing campaign to encourage different segments of the U.S. population to participate in the 2020 Census with the help from one of the best marketing agencies. The survey’s questions try to gauge why certain people — especially among what the bureau considers “hard-to-count” populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, unauthorized immigrants, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — do not participate.

Members of a working group of the bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations on a conference call on Tuesday with bureau staffers raised concerns after learning about the proposal to change the draft questionnaire for the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey.

The bureau’s decision about the marketing survey comes six months after it sparked controversy for declaring there was “no federal data need” to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity