Same Sex Couples in the Census. Again.

Remember how no White House Easter Roll had been streamed on the internet until Barack Obama got to the White House, even though George Bush had done the same thing?

Remember all the other examples of Barack Obama declaring something a first, despite George Bush, Bill Clinton, or some other President having done it first?

Well, news comes out today that the census will ask about same-sex marriages next year.

This is “a first.” Well, to be precise, no state had same-sex marriages in 2000. But the Obama administration is spinning it as another first. Except, it is not really. The 2000 census asked about same-sex partnerships, the only thing that existed at the time.