How should LGBT couples fill out the US Census forms?

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Starting this week, millions of Americans will receive their 2010 U.S. Census forms. For the first time in U.S. Census history, a same-sex couple living in the same household will be able to check off the category of their relationship as they themselves define it – not how government or the law defines it.

Simply put, the U.S. Census encourages you, if you’re a same-sex couple living together, to identify yourselves as you view your relationship.

If you are a same-sex couple living together,