“They will be counted, and they ought to report the way they see themselves,” Steve Jost, a spokesperson for the Census Bureau stated. “In the normal process of reports coming out after the census of 2010, I think the country will have a good data set on which to discuss this phenomenon that is evolving in this country.”
Here's what gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people need to know for the 2010 Census:
- The 2010 Census will collect data on same-sex couples.
- The census will not include questions about sexual orientation for individuals.
- Respondents can only designate male or female on the survey. The question will not account for gender identity or expression.