George Takei who played Sulu in the original Star Trek series takes a stand with his husband, Brad Altman to be counted in the 2010 Census. For the first time, married couples or people who consider themselves married will be allowed to mark themselves as such in the census no matter if same sex couples or not.
This will bring a better picture of how many couples, inspite of sexual orientation, view themselves as married couples. Takei and Altman were married legally when California briefly allowed marriages between same sex couples. The current trends show that despite the heated debates and legal arguments the trend will be that more and more same sex couples will continue to push for legal marriage recognition under the law. The law seems to be leaning towards that direction as society moves that way too.