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🚨Re the contention that a referendum on adopted people's right to their information 🚨

Firstly legal scholars e.g., @ConorUCCLaw have repeatedly argued that a referendum isn't necessary in order to legislate for access to birth certificates: #rtept 1/
Secondly, birth certificates have been public records since 1864. There is no legitimate reason to hold a referendum to allow access to a publicly available document. I mean, come on?

You do know that our birth certs don't even have our mothers' addresses right? 2/
A referendum to ask permission from the entire country for adopted people to access their birth certificates (public documents) is deeply discriminatory. 3/
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This is a (pretty long) thread about adoption information rights and attitudes towards adopted people. First, a quick synopsis of the facts. a) Adopted people have no automatic right to access their birth certificates and adoption files;
b) Adopted people's birth certificates are a public record and we can already access them. It just takes us a lot longer when we're blindfolded with one hand tied behind our backs;
c) The Adoption (Information & Tracing) Bill 2016, which is currently making its way through the Oireachtas, proposes measures which will force adopted people to sign an undertaking that they will not contact their natural parents before they can obtain their birth certificates.
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Short thread on how I got involved in #Activism - I have been an activist since I was 17 (1989) - I campaigned with EarthWatch Ireland about, 'The Greenhouse Effect' (now #ClimateChange) raw sewage / river pollution and recycling.
In 1994, I moved to London for work and joined @GreenpeaceUK as a volunteer working on #StopEsso campaign and #SaveorDelete an Ancient Forests campaign. In 2002, #Banksy worked with us to create a poster and I was in charge of sending them around the UK along with this stencil
First rule of stenciling - Don't have your name printed on it!
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