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View Diary: Now "I" Have to Show My Birth Certificate (295 comments)

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  •  The state should have to pay for it (5+ / 0-)

    For folks born in the state, the birth certificate info should be matched by the state with the driver's license application/renewal (if they think it is necessary).  The state should have to bear the cost and burden, not the individual.  

    The state has both pieces of information--undue burden on the individual. Surely someone can challenge this in the courts.  

    Even women who married, divorced, etc left a trail of paper that the state has access to

    ...of course that wouldn't discourage legitimate voters from access, which is the point after all.

    •  Not necessarily one state (3+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat, PinHole, commonmass

      People can be born in other places, including overseas. They can get married in other places, including overseas.

      If you grew up in a military family, you might have been born anywhere. People get married in places other than where they were born, and divorced in other plAces still. Getting all that documentation can be an absolute nightmare.

      •  Sure, but if you are born, married and get a DL (2+ / 0-)
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        commonmass, Puddytat

        in one state, the state has the data.  It is totally logical that the data bases should be combined so you don't have to go to one state agency to get info for another agency of the same state.  If you are born or married elsewhere, that's different. But bonmot is correct, this should be a state database issue.

        We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work and access to birth control in 2012. Elizabeth Warren

        by Leftleaner on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 05:15:48 PM PST

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