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Old 2009-03-18, 12:50 AM   #1
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News 2010 US Census will not count same-sex marriages

http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_11868643

Apparently, legally-married gay couples will be instructed to mark themselves as "unmarried partners" on the 2010 census. Furthermore, same-sex couples with children will not be counted as "families"; their children will be counted as belonging to "single parents".
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Old 2009-03-18, 12:51 AM   #2
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That's underhanded and mean.
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Old 2009-03-18, 12:55 AM   #3
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That is rather shit.
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Old 2009-03-18, 12:55 AM   #4
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Old 2009-03-18, 12:56 AM   #5
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Assholes.
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Old 2009-03-18, 12:56 AM   #6
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So what happens if they just mark the 'married' box anyway? Is there some sort of punishment for not filling in a census correctly?
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Old 2009-03-18, 12:56 AM   #7
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1. 48 out of our 50-and-some-odd states prohibit gay marriage and do not recognize it. Why should the federal government recognize something that most of its states do not recognize?
2. If this question is to be on the 2020 census, petitions may start now: It takes an act of Congress to change the census, and an act of Congress usually takes all but an act of God.

This isn't a question for the Census. If gay marriage is passed in the rest of the states, it will ease into the Census questionnaire.

Is it unfair and/or inaccurate? Yes. Will it be changed by the 2010 census? No.
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So what happens if they just mark the 'married' box anyway? Is there some sort of punishment for not filling in a census correctly?
I can't imagine so, as it would take some sort of census to find out that you were lying, and well, heh
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1. 48 out of our 50-and-some-odd states prohibit gay marriage and do not recognize it.
So?
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Old 2009-03-18, 1:02 AM   #9
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Old 2009-03-18, 1:19 AM   #10
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I want to be outraged, but....fuck. This crap dosen't even surprise me anymore.
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Old 2009-03-18, 1:55 AM   #11
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1. 48 out of our 50-and-some-odd states prohibit gay marriage and do not recognize it. Why should the federal government recognize something that most of its states do not recognize?
why shouldn't it
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wait, 50 and some-odd states
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Old 2009-03-18, 1:57 AM   #13
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Bligujibuji and Flnark$#glabibble: America's Odd States
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Old 2009-03-18, 2:03 AM   #14
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From a research perspective it should be on the census for the loveofgodashwekrewrelhrlkhdf.
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Old 2009-03-18, 2:23 AM   #15
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well i'll be goddamned




apparently it borders south dakota and maryland
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Old 2009-03-18, 2:23 AM   #16
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1. 48 out of our 50-and-some-odd states
Shit, Obama made a mistake. Someone get the McCain campaign on the line, we may have a chance yet!
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oh I missed the link, it's just dragon having sour grapes
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IF ONLY NOT FOR BLIGUJIBUJI'S 17 ELECTORAL VOTES
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Old 2009-03-18, 2:40 AM   #19
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Conservative groups tend to support the census the way it is. In a statement, ProtectMarriage.com, a group that backed Proposition 8, says, "The way that the federal government looks at it is the way that the law says it should be in California."
WELL WELL THAT IS A BIG SURPRISE

"We are against gay marriage, it is a states rights issue!"

whoops guys a few states allow it

"This federal law says gay marriage is not recognized. It's a federal issue!"
 
Old 2009-03-18, 2:44 AM   #20
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WELL WELL THAT IS A BIG SURPRISE

"We are against gay marriage, it is a states rights issue!"

whoops guys a few states allow it

"This federal law says gay marriage is not recognized. It's a federal issue!"
See also abortion, see also every single other damn thing.
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Old 2009-03-18, 2:45 AM   #21
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WELL WELL THAT IS A BIG SURPRISE

"We are against gay marriage, it is a states rights issue!"

whoops guys a few states allow it

"This federal law says gay marriage is not recognized. It's a federal issue!"
Hahaha. Oh my god.
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Old 2009-03-18, 3:15 AM   #22
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The History of Bligujibuji, Part 1



First settled by the Swedish in 1584 (the state flag bears an uncorrected dating error) as part of Nya Sverige, Bligujibuji has a long and storied history! Bligujibuji was named after the explorer who discovered it, Gunnar Hammarskjöld. Local legend has it that the mysterious spelling is the fault of mischievous Indians. Acting on this (the legend predated the exploration), the local Indians were all slaughtered. After this wholesome fun, the explorers planted the Swedish flag and began construction of the first European settlement: Fort South Dakota. Unfortunately, the Swedish settlers were driven off by a fierce native attack, possibly in retaliation for their earlier slaughter. They were described in one account as "Tiny Menne, no larger than a Childe. They had haires upon every inche of their bodys, browne and shortte. Their Eyes were blaccke as nighte, and their Teeths longe and sharpe as daggeres. They came upon as at dawne, falling from the skye as if frome the Wratheful Hande of Godde himselfe."

It is still fiercely debated in academic circles as to what tribe these natives hailed from. One faction claims that they were likely Cherokee, another that they were Tonkawa. A third alleges that they were squirrels. It is a mystery that may never be solved, but when the smoke cleared, dozens were dead and the Swedish nut-gathering warehouse was destroyed.

The next time Europeans set foot in Bligujibuji was 1733, when an expedition of 46 Liechtensteinians arrived, fleeing the strife of the little-known Two Years' War (1732-1735). After toasting their safe arrival, they began to plan the great city that would one day grow around their humble cabins. But arguments arose among the mixed-religion party. The Catholic Liechtensteinians floated the name Pope-Urban-II-ville. They argued that it already had "Urban" right there in the name, which could only be a plus. But the Protestants refused to accept, instead offering the name Calvinton, or as a compromise, Turtle Junction. Neither name appealed to the Catholics, and the debate grew more heated, leading to suggestions such as Catholicism-Rules-Town (Catholics), 99-Theses-City (Protestants), More-Like-99-Feces-SHITTY (Catholics), Fuck-You-City (Protestants), and Turtle Junction. Finally, a consensus was reached. To take from each religion, the town would be named St. Luther. With tensions calmed, a sign was erected, and the Liechtensteinians went to bed. The next morning, they awoke with smiles on their faces, cleaned the sign where someone had angrily scrawled "TURTLE JUNCTION" over the name, and faced the dawn, little knowing that what they had founded would one day be a center of tolerance and learning that held over three times their number.

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Old 2009-03-18, 3:19 AM   #23
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Old 2009-03-18, 3:49 AM   #24
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Part 2

Over the next four decades, Bligujibuji slowly swelled into a modest settlement. Several smaller groups of Liechtensteinians trickled into the area, as did a group of Basques, whose descendants still live on today as the Feral Basques of South Bligujibuji. But in 1776, a fateful day came: the thirteen colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Filled with the spirit of independence and democracy, Bligujibuji quickly dispatched a representative, Ragnar Olano, to the Second Continental Congress. At first he was turned away, because he spoke only poor English and wore a large, offputting hat. After the misunderstanding was cleared up, he was turned away a second time, because Bligujibuji was not one of the British colonies. Not to be deterred, Olano eventually found his place in the Continental Congress, often hiding behind Nathaniel Folsom of New Hampshire and throwing his voice to make it seem as if his suggestions had come from another part of the room.

But Bligujibuji's role in the war was far from solely political. Every able-bodied man raised the money for his own uniform, gun, and horse. If they had no money, they borrowed it. If they could not get a loan, they would instead carve one or all of these items out of wood. The brave men of the First Bligujibujian Irregulars thus rode forth from St. Luther, down to the distant coast. There they came upon an imposing British encampment. But amazingly, in what is called "The Miracle of '77" by Bligujibujians to this day, the entire encampment was asleep! No night guards had been posted, and few fires were lit. With a vicious roar, the Bligujibujian force seized the moment and rode into the breech. The battle was pitched, and raged for two days and two nights. But on the third day, the Bligujibujian force was victorious. At was at this point the Bligujibujians realized that the encampment was, in fact, Conway, South Carolina.

This is the origin of the Bligujibuji-South Carolina rivalry.

Embarassed, the Bligujibujians sought an excuse. A panicked and informal council settled on a desperate gambit. One of the Bligujibujian soldiers placed his wooden hat upon a local duck. The duck, they insisted, was the one who REALLY had caused all the trouble. They had just tried to stop it. You probably couldn't tell in the dark. Because ducks are so small. The Bligujibujian force then quickly jumped on their horses, declared that there was no need to thank them, and rode back to St. Luther. The Continental Congress discussed sanctions against Bligujibuji for these events, or even extending a declaration of war to the tiny region, but a persuasive voice seemingly coming from a distant, unoccupied corner convinced the Congress to forgo any such actions.

It is for these proud actions that Bligujibujians still call their state "The 14th Colony".
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