Vermont legislature passed adoptee equal rights bill H.629 with approval from 179 of the House and Senate’s 180 members on Thursday afternoon. Vermont is now the eleventh state in the nation to give adopted people the unrestricted right to their own original birth certificates. “This is a basic human right, to know how you are…
Vermont’s unrestricted equal rights bill passed the full Senate on April 8 on a 27-0 vote. It now returns to the House for final consideration, including whether the House agrees to provisions added during the Senate process.
H629 is an unrestricted equal rights bill for adult adopted people. Here’s how it works, what it does, and what it doesn’t do.
After a final hearing on March 9, 2022, H.629 is moving forward with new language that gives adopted Vermonters unrestricted rights to their original birth certificates.
Here are where things currently stand with Vermont H.629, as well as what to look for in the coming weeks.
Organizing efforts of the coalition, with the direction of the Vermont Adoptee Rights Working Group, led to two additional hearings on a discriminatory bill.