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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 4176, LGBTQ Data in Federal Surveys (1)

June 15, 2022, 7:48 PMUpdated: June 22, 2022, 9:26 PM

Federal agencies that collect demographic information would have to gather data on sexual orientation, gender identity, and variation in sex characteristics under H.R. 4176.

The measure cites a March recommendation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to collect standardized information on the LGBTQI+ community. The I refers to intersex, which describes people born with genitalia, chromosomes, or reproductive organs that don’t fit typical definitions for males or females.

There are a limited number of federal surveys collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity, and none measuring intersex populations, according to the bill’s findings.

“By including ...