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Gender identity questions nixed from Census 2020 form

Gender identity questions nixed from Census 2020 form

Regressives contend it’s an attack on “LGBTQ freedom, justice, and equity”

The election of President Donald Trump continues to have a profound influence on this country in nearly every area of government.

The upcoming census of the American people is a good example of a Trump-era change that is going mostly unnoticed.

In 2012, Legal Insurrection reported that the Obama administration was proposing sexual orientation/gender identity questions for the 2020 census.  Such questions have never been included in any U. S. Census.

Fast-forward to 2017, and the Trump’s administration’s alternative approach to counting the American population.

All queries into gender-identity have been removed from the 2020 survey:

No previous U.S. Census has ever included LGBTQ Americans, which makes it challenging for federal agencies and researchers to accurately track the size, demographics and needs of the community. In addition, the more detailed American Community Survey also leaves out LGBTQ categories. Tuesday’s initial release from the Census Bureau proposed including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on both surveys.

Advocacy groups have been campaigning for years to include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, and were briefly elated when the 2020 Census draft was released. But hopes were dashed when the proposed addition suddenly disappeared, and a statement was issued by the Census bureau that called the LGBTQ inclusion a mistake.

“The Subjects Planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey report released today inadvertently listed sexual orientation and gender identity as a proposed topic in the appendix,” the U.S. Census Bureau said in a statement to NBC News. “This topic is not being proposed to Congress for the 2020 Census or American Community Survey. The report has been corrected.”

The usual groups are outrageously outraged.

Meghan Maury, criminal and economic justice project director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, spoke more forcefully: “Today, the Trump administration has taken yet another step to deny LGBTQ people freedom, justice, and equity, by choosing to exclude us from the 2020 Census…”

She also noted that federal agencies “can’t make the right choices about how to allocate […] resources if they don’t have a sense of what the LGBTQ community looks like.”

Of course, the “allocation of resources” is merely another way to say “spending of taxpayer dollars.”  I suspect most Americans would rather their tax dollars be spent for the benefit of all Americans, or not spent at all, remaining in their own pockets.

The Obama administration spent eight years dividing Americans. Trump’s people have no interest in creating subsets of human beings.

That the Trump Administration wants to take a census more in the manner that the founders intended is one of the best bits of news to make the mainstream media recently, despite the fact the press muddles the story with excessive gender-identity drama.


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I’m appalled at this admirations total disregard for the feelings of my dominecker rooster who self identifies as a 38 year old feminist named Tyrone. Just because Tyrone is a little active in the Resistance there is no call to be so cold and not think how this affects her sex life with my neighbor Imma Jean who self identifies as a sexy Rhode Island Red hen. I’ll admit the cackling and crowing can be annoying, but they are just two sjw finding their way.

ugottabekiddinme | April 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

“No previous U.S. Census has ever included LGBTQ Americans, which makes it challenging for federal agencies and researchers to accurately track the size, demographics and needs of the community.

Hmm. The Constitution says nothing about the federal government and the sexual orientation of its citizens. It describes the census as an “enumeration,” because Representatives are to be apportioned among the states based on numbers of people. One person counts as one person. Doesn’t matter what the person does in bed or with whom.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to ugottabekiddinme. | April 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    RE: “No previous U.S. Census has ever included LGBTQ Americans, which makes it challenging for federal agencies and researchers to accurately track the size, demographics and needs of the community.”

    Of course that is a lie. Plenty of previous ones asked that.


30 years ago they were getting their way with homosexuality.
No sooner was that done, the push was to let homos “marry”.
They got their wish, a decade or so later. On to males being really females, and vice-versa. Anyone care to venture a guess as to what
new frontiers our brave liberals will be trying to conquer?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to frankiefrank. | April 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    RE: “Anyone care to venture a guess as to what
    new frontiers our brave liberals will be trying to conquer?”

    Making Slavery Safe for All Slaves Once Again?

    Sounds like a platform for Lizzie Warren!

    Valerie in reply to frankiefrank. | April 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Kids. Pedophiles are already pushing to be legitimized.

      Observer in reply to Valerie. | April 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Yep. The left has already signaled that normalizing pedophilia and incest are up next on the agenda.

        Observer in reply to Observer. | April 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm

        And polygamy. Almost forgot that one.

          JOHN B in reply to Observer. | April 2, 2017 at 8:23 am

          As long as the polygamy isn’t done by Mormons, who actually act as a family and care for them.

          Polygamy must be approved for gangbangers who have more “wives” and children than they can count (it is racist to expect them to know their names) – and all of whom are then paid for by us.

      No wonder so many on the left are politicized 24/7: their sex lives literally depend on it.

      Protect your children: expose these monsters and boycott Hollywood’s product, where most of them live and work.

the correct answer to questions such as that is “Nunya”…

as in nun ya fing business.

Actually, this would be moderately useful information to have, even if only to quantify just how tiny a population of malcontents the country is dealing with. Although that’s only a convenient, and not Constitutionally justifiable, reason for including it in the census. In any event, self-reported statistics like this are not terribly reliable.

It’s not clear why the “Community” (ie, activists) would want this number known (or insist they have a “right” to have this number determined); all it would reveal is that they’re mainly noise with nothing substantial behind it.

There is literally no gender question that can have enough options to satisfy the SJWs. Therefore the question should be: Male, Female, or Blank.

They’re going to whine and wail about it anyway, so this way we can at least ignore them without having to pick through several pages of cruft for a census.

Why is it that a group of men who enjoy getting a mouthful of ejaculate from their male lovers feces covered penis some kind of special class?

Why is it that a group of females who enjoy “rimming” their female lovers rectum with their tongues are some kind of special class?

Close The Fed | April 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Let me say, I’m pleased as the previous posters that the federal government won’t be asking this question. There are many census questions they shouldn’t be asking.

But to another connected point, as I have said before, I know a number of people with dissociative identity disorder (also known as multiple personalities, which in my experience, is a far more helpful label), that also have sexual identity issues. And these men (it’s almost only men that I know in this regard), each and every one, suffered horrible, horrible trauma as a child. One man I know was actually tortured, and is convinced he saw another child murdered.

These are people whose conditions probably mean they need psychiatric help, although such therapies are in many ways, still in their infancies and not as much help as I would like. Some have told me that EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is very helpful. Sometimes, just getting a a therapist with actual experience in this is very, very helpful.

After talking with folks like this over a period of years, I have a great deal of compassion for them.

I admit, though, that the militancy by those who want to indulge in these tastes they have acquired very openly and flagrantly, it’s very distasteful to see them try to force their abnormal tastes onto the wider society. It’s espcially irritating, though understandable, that they are ashamed to explain how they acquired these tastes, and instead, just want to insult everyone else who has no experience in this, as cruel, inhumane, troglodytes.

Normal society shouldn’t bend itself to their mores. Their mores and tastes are a problem. They want to do it in private, okay, I don’t blame them. But don’t insult normal people who have no reason to have a clue about it.

Headline: “Gender identity questions nixed from Census 2020 form. LGBTQ groups fabulously outraged!”

The Friendly Grizzly | April 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm

The census already asks questions that have no basis in what the Constitution states. How many bathrooms. How far is my commute. My racial makeup.

    Close The Fed in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    In response to the Friendly Grizzly:

    Exactly. The census questions just allows them to divide us. It helps the Dems to divide us.

    Totally opposed to many of the questions.

true story: i applied to be a census taker… maxed the test plus my 5 veteran points.

never got a call. when the forms showed up at the house, i put them aside. when they came to the door, i asked each person how many points did they get on the test, but none had a perfect score, or was a vet, so i told them i’d fill out the forms when someone could come to my door and explain why i wasn’t hired.

no one ever did, and i never filled the thing out.

oh yeah, and i told my neighbors not to answer any questions about us they might be asked.

buckeyeminuteman | April 2, 2017 at 6:31 am

The “needs of the community”? You forced your lifestyle into every home and county court in America. You can get married in any state you like. I though all you wanted all along was to be treated equally. What more do you want?