Fact Checking Changes to Texas Birth Certificates
Will a proposed law result in every Texas birth certificate no longer reflecting mothers and fathers? KUT’s Nathan Bernier checked in with Gardner Selby of the Austin American-Statesman’s PolitiFact Texas. Listen to their conversation by clicking the player above.
Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, told an Austin TV station that if a certain measure were made law, it would affect everyone’s birth certificates in Texas.
“He was taking note of a measure authored by Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas. It would basically reverse a 1997 law that requires parents in adoption cases to list a female mother and/or a male father in applying for revised birth certificates. The change would be the applicants fill in parents, without gender being specified.”