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Trans Woes

Margaret Klaw | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Margaret Klaw

As though it weren't tough enough being trans, this month Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill -- passed by big margins in both houses of the New Jersey legislature -- that would have allowed transgender people to get new birth certificates without requiring them to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

Big Lessons That Transcend the Movie: There Are Philomenas All Around Us

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Pertman

The reality is that during the mid-20th century and beyond, severe religious, social and familial stigmas against unwed motherhood were the norm far beyond Ireland.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Wants Birth Certificates For Voter Registration | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri denied that his bill to require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote also contains a provision that wou...

For Trump's Debate: Birth Certificates, Mothers' Hospital Records From All Candidates

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Just for the hell of it, we ought to demand Donald Trump's long-form birth certificate, and records from when momma Trump delivered little Trumpy as well. Who knows, in those records may be the explanation for everything.

Birth Certificate Case Involving Lesbian Moms Moves Forward

USA Today | Des Moines Register | Posted 01.08.2012 | Gay Voices

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Melissa Gartner will have to wait a bit longer to find out if she'll be listed on the birth certificate of the child her wife bore...

A Civil Right: Adoptees Should Have Access to Their Birth Certificates

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adam Pertman

Most of the seven million adopted Americans are denied a right so basic that it almost sounds like a joke: They cannot get access to their own original birth certificates.

Puerto Ricans, ID Theft Targets: Hispanic Last Names Sought To Hide Illegal Immigrants

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 02.13.2014 | New York

Born in a U.S. territory where he has lived all his life, Jose Marrero Rivera didn't know his name and social security number were racking up thousand...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Aztec Exit Counseling But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Riley Waggaman

My Senior Springtime Partay was rudely interrupted by this email I received the other day: Dear Riley, Our records indicate that you borrowed a fe...