It’s now up to us—and up to the state Senate—to make full equality a reality for all Massachusetts adoptees.
An equal rights bill in Massachusetts, which removes date-based restrictions on the release of an adopted person’s own original birth certificate, is again set for hearing. Here’s what you need to know.
The legislature will hear testimony on H.1892/S.1267 on December 10. The bill eliminates a date-based restriction in current law that prohibits release of an adult adopted person’s own original birth certificate to those born between July 17, 1974, and January 1, 2008.
The Massachusetts legislature convenes on January 2, 2020 and typically meets all year.