South Carolina: An OBC to get a driver’s license?
I want to preface this blog by saying that I am no expert on the South Carolina situation. I am pretty sure, though, that I have interpreted the law correctly. I’m posting this entry as a smaller part of the big picture of sealed adoption records in the age of the national security state. While our battle is always about equal treatment under law and due process, in the restoration of our right to our original birth certificates, there are serous practical and political consequences that grow out of our lack of access. Last night, Anne Piper Boyd, one of Bastard Nation’s Facebook friends posted a section from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles homepage regarding application identification requirements to obtain a driver’s license in the state. It seems if you are adopted, the BMV–at least in theory– demands proof! The following is an identification requirement posted on the BMV website for residents (native-born and new) to obtain a South Carolina driver’s license (my emphasis) If your name has changed since birth, you must provide all legal documents (adoption records, marriage certificate, certificate of naturalization, court ordered name change) supporting all name changes from birth to present. For more information Continue Reading →