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S. 3314: Census Equality Act

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About the bill

Controversially, the Census is now asking questions about Americans’ citizenship. Should it do the same about sexual orientation and gender identity?


Gallup estimates that 4.5 percent of the U.S. population identified as LGBT last year, a number rising every single year since they started the survey in 2012, because the stigma keeps lessening. And that number is as high as 8.2 percent for Millennials, also rising every single year.
 But what is the LGBT population exactly?

What the bill does

The Census Equality Act [S. 3314 ...

Sponsor and status

Kamala Harris

Sponsor. Junior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2018
Length: 4 pages

Jul 31, 2018


Introduced on Jul 31, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 31, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 31, 2018

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S. 3314 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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