Here's the rub for adoptees. Their birth certificates may be stamped "amended" which will indicate that something has changed from the original birth certificate and for all the cops know, that something might be their gender.
Although adoptees may argue that it was their name, not their gender
Okay, we are being satirical on the bathroom issue, but it is theoretically possible under both sets of nutty laws: those prohibiting trans to use the facility of their choice and adoptees who cannot obtain their original--and accurate--birth certificates.
According to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, the purpose of the law is to "counter government overreach forcing businesses to allow men to be in girls' restrooms or shower facilities." It's hard to imagine that a man would don women's clothes, get hormone treatments to grow breasts, and maybe get surgery all to gawk at girls who would be in stalls with their private parts not visible to these alleged would-be wrong-doers. (Likewise, the danger of allowing adoptees to have their original birth certificates is imaginary.)
There is, however, one critical difference between the plight of transexuals and adoptees: Corporate America is enraged at the the shabby treatment of gays and transexuals. Ninety prominent leaders have signed a letter calling for repeal of the North Carolina law including the heads of Apple, Facebook, Airbnb, Yahoo, Salesforce, Marriott, Pfizer, Levi Strauss, Bank of America,. American Airlines, and Barnes and Noble.
Corporate American has not come to bat for adoptees. Perhaps it's time for those of us who work at those corporations to ask them to follow suit for adoptee and first mother rights, and to flex their muscles as well and never hold a conference in a state that does not allow adoptees access to their actual, original "birth" records, instead of that sham piece of paper with names that have been falsified.--jane
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