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An Important Call For Action

Today, I read at my cyber friend Lee's blog, Pink Granite (, that some bad, bad ideas are being implemented by the U.S. Census Bureau:

"... Unfortunately, I learned today that the United States Census Bureau will EDIT the data which will be carefully gathered by enumerators and submitted by individual citizens during the 2010 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau will NOT count legally married gay couples as married. Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau will EDIT the data submitted by married gay couples and change their status to "unmarried partners"!

An excellent organization, People For The American Way (, has organized an on-line petition to the U.S. Census Bureau. You can sign the petition here ( . I urge you to take action on this. As Dan Kennedy of Media Nation ( reported the other day in this post, “one in five Americans lives in a state where same-sex marriage is recognized”.
Can you imagine the frustration and annoyance on the faces of those researchers 72 years beyond 2010 trying to find their ancestors? This is just plain wrong.

Please consider signing the petition and passing the word.

"Guided by the Ancestors"

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An Important Call For Action
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