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Senate Bill To Require Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data By 2030 Census

A group of Democratic senators says the data could help LGBTQ people better access social services and civil rights protections. Some privacy experts worry the data could be used against people.

A group of Democratic senators are planning to introduce a bill in Congress Tuesday that would require the U.S. census and the country's largest survey to start directly asking about sexual orientation and gender identity.

If becomes a law, sexual orientation and gender identity questions would have to be added to forms for the census by 2030 and for the American Community Survey — a survey that about one in 38 households are required by federal law

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