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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsIntroducedJuly 31st, 2018
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The U.S. Census and the American Community Survey play important roles in the distribution of federal funds, social services coverage, and political representation. It’s important for their data to accurately reflect the American population as it is, and that’s only possible by including questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Census Bureau has already concluded that there is “no clear federal data need” for these questions’ inclusion in its surveys. Additionally, it's questionable whether this information can be safely collected without risking LGBTQ individuals’ safety and employment, especially in states without anti-discrimination laws applying to sexual orientation and gender identity.