Adoption is a
Civil Rights Issue
On July 28 1868 the 14th Amendment* was ratified giving the Federal Government the right to intervene when state and local governments deprive citizens of their rights.
As adoption laws now stand,
the 14th Amendment of our Constitution does not apply
to adopted persons!
Since adoptees as a class are denied basic rights which every other citizen enjoys, this is clearly a Civil Rights issue and applicable under the 14th Amendment.
This crucial Amendment
has been the basis for all
Civil Rights legislation in
the last 125 years.
*The 14th Amendment
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States and
subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the
United States and of the
State wherein they reside.
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge
the privileges or immunities
of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive
any persons of life, liberty or due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal
protection of the laws."
Therefore We Propose:
Executive Order enacted by the President of the United States which would allow all
ADULT ADOPTEES access to their Original Birth Certificates in one fell swoop and would supercede state laws
based upon the
Civil Rights Act
and the 14th Amendment providing equal access
under the law.
A FEDERAL MANDATE
would restore medical history, heritage, culture, ancestry, all that which the rest of us
take for granted.
Genealogy answers will help to answer the "Who Am I" question and family connections can be made if desired.