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Members of the LGBTQ community say they are feeling erased after proposed questions on sexual orientation and gender identity were removed from a draft of the 2020 Census this week.
The U.S. Census Bureau, which is required to submit a list of categories to be tracked on the Census three years before it is held, said the original document was submitted in error. The corrected document excluded a category that would have helped survey LGBTQ Americans.
The category also is excluded from the American Community Survey, an ongoing survey from the Census Bureau.
“Choices like this decision to not include sexual orientation and gender identity questions on the American Community Survey or the Census, it just contributes to that stigma,” said Meghan Maury, criminal and economic justice project director at the National LGBTQ Task Force. “It makes us feel invisible.”
No past Census has included questions that would identify members of the LGBTQ community specifically.
A question on “relationship to householder” does give the Census the ability to track some same-sex marriages, although Maury said this only gives information on a small sliver of the community.
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