Census Bureau nixes LGBT identifiers -- what's that mean for homeowners?

The Census Bureau will continue to query citizens about household composition, but not introduce sexual orientation or gender identity questions
  • U.S. Census Bureau has decided not to ask individuals about their sexual orientation or gender identity in 2020.
  • Advocates say that the lack of data on LGBT citizens could shortchange those people when it comes to community programs and resources.

Should the U.S. Census Bureau ask citizens about their sexual orientation and gender identity, or is that information best kept private? This question might seem simple, but it includes homeownership nuances that could influence our understanding of who buys houses in this country.