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S. 3314 (115th): 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] would add questions to the Census asking respondents about their sexual orientation and gender identity.
 The Census would have to begin doing so by 2030, since the upcoming 2020 Census questions were already finalized in March.
The Census Bureau’s ...

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
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Jul 31, 2018

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S. 3314 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3314. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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