I’m curious to find out just how many gays and lesbians there really are in America. The gay rights movement often touts the 10% number (or more), and their opposition claims that the number’s closer to 2% (or less). I know it takes time to get the federal government to do anything, so why not start a discussion on using the nonpartisan U.S. Census Bureau to directly ask the question in 2010? I suggest something like:
consider themselves to be gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered, or queer?”
We’ll be much better equipped to make sound public policy if we know how large this segment of the population truly is. We’d also have better figures on their household income, childlessness, and other important statistics. It can’t hurt.
What do you think?