For the first time in history, the 2020 Census includes a question that allows same-sex couples living together to identify as such. This
redefines what a family is to the government and will influence how the census counts families for generations to come.
The census determines how much federal funding each community receives for Medicaid, Head Start, the Children’s Health Insurance
Program, and other services that help ensure millions of kids don’t miss out on healthcare and education.