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Organizations, like the LGBT National Task Force, have been advocating for the inclusion of a gender identity and sexual orientation questions on the 2020 Census. Under the Obama Administration, this advocacy was making progress.
“At the tail end of the Obama administration, it seems poised to happen. In April 2016, 78 members of Congress wrote to the Census Bureau asking for expanded data collection on LGBTQ+ Americans. Four federal agencies — most important, the Department of Justice — made formal petitions to the Bureau to include a question about sexual orientation and gender identity. The Census Bureau had conducted its review of the proposal and was about to begin the extensive testing questions must undergo before they appear in Americans’ mailboxes.” (Gabriel Arana, them. Magazine, April 9th, 2018) https://www.them.us/story/census-will-not-count-lgbtq-americans
In March of 2017, under the Trump Administration, the inclusion was rescinded.
Because of the win of Marriage Equity in 2013 married same-sex couples and partnered same-sex couples will be counted.