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05/27/2014

Breaking: Program designed to accurately count population to start accurately counting population

by Jeremy Hooper

To many, the fact that this is even a story will be biggest surprise:

The Census Bureau, which struggles to keep up with the rapid changes in American life, is about to start categorizing same-sex married couples as families.

The 2013 American Community Survey results, which will be reported in September, will mark the first time the census integrates an estimated 180,000 same-sex married couples with statistics concerning the nation’s 56 million families. Until now, they had been categorized as unmarried partners, even when couples reported themselves as spouses.
Census to change the way it counts gay married couples [WaPo]
(h/t: J.M.G.)

In a related story, the Department of Motor Vehicles will continue to accurately acknowledge those who are, in fact, licensed to drive.

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