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Anti-Gay Group Threatens To Sue Feds Over Gay Marriage Census Count

The U.S. Census says that if you list yourselves as gay married, they'll tabulate that data "with no questions asked." Which is blowing the minds of the Save California, who is calling for a lawsuit against the federal government.
Randy Thomasson, president of, said counting LGBT couples as married is violating the federal Defense of Marriage Act. "Marriage is only for a man and woman. That's the law they need to follow. This needs to be a lawsuit. Somebody needs to sue the federal government to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act," Thomasson said. The U.S. Census Bureau said the count is a snap shot of the country through self identification. "It's your opportunity to tell us who you are," said D'Anne Ousley, spokesperson for the U.S. Census Bureau. "Same sex marriage is legal in some states. So we will be reporting the results of same sex marriage as well as unmarried partners."
Several anti-gay groups have claimed that the gay census count is a defacto attempt to overturn DOMA. If only. And like that's a bad thing.

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