The 2020 Census will not ask people about their sexual orientation or gender identity. An earlier draft of survey questions for the American Community Survey included those topics, but officials explained that this was a mistake.
LGBT activists say this makes them feel excluded. Do you think such questions would be appropriate or would be a violation of privacy on the part of the government?
I think it would be good to know how many people we are talking about, as the country wrestles with these issues. I predict that the census will include the questions after all, even though they have never been asked before. [Read more…]