7/7/2009

Now that the Census Bureau has gotten clearance to include same-sex married couples in the 2010 count, the agency must overcome key logistical hurdles, such as how to reconfigure software set to relabel married same-sex couples as unmarried partners. Other issues include the fact that the federal marriage ban shapes how other agencies that base their work on census data earmark funds and enforce federal law and the addition of married same-sex couples to the total count will affect how families are defined -- another key measure for determining federal aid.

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