Family Research Council — Census Bureau Violates the Defense of Marriage Act; Urges Reporting of False DataSaturday, May 22nd, 2010
Census Bureau Violates the Defense of Marriage Act; Urges Reporting of False Data
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ignoring federal and state laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the U.S. Census Bureau released videos on Monday encouraging homosexual couples who consider themselves “married” to list themselves as such on this year’s census forms. The videos also urge cross-dressers to identify themselves with whatever sex they prefer.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded with the following comments:
“The law should count for something when the Census Bureau counts America’s population, but apparently it doesn’t on President Obama’s watch. The President’s Commerce Department is actively encouraging people to ignore U.S. marriage law and invent new definitions for their relationships. What kind of government actively lobbies citizens to lie on their forms?
“When it comes to advancing the extreme homosexual agenda, this White House has no limits, not even the facts. The Defense of Marriage Act forbids the federal government from recognizing same-sex relationships as ‘marriages.’ If this video were honest, it would state, ‘If you are a same-sex couple, you should mark the box that says ‘unmarried partner,’ even if you are legally married according to the laws of the state in which you reside.’
“Homosexuals should fill out the census form and be counted, the same as any other Americans. But only Congress – not homosexual activists, not the Census Bureau, and not President Obama and his appointees acting unilaterally – can change federal law.”