For on this same night I will go through Massachusetts on the stroke of midnight, promising confidentiality of every bastard born, and executing judgment on all their right to know, I, the COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS!
I heard about this nutso bill HB 2190 on Grannie Annie's blog. This just pissed me off. So if you're born at 11:59 you get your birth certificate, but if you're born at 12:01 tough luck, kid. I made a comment that there must have been this sweeping Angel of Confidentiality flying rampant though maternity wards that evening.
So what is up in Massachusetts? Anyone know? What's the deal with this seemingly arbitrary July 17, 1974 birthdate for the cutoff on records? Was some secret illegitimate love child born to some state big-wig that day? And do adoptees in Massachusetts get to celebrate a Confidentiality Passover on that date?
By the way, don't think I'm this walking encyclopedia of bible versus. I just know Exodus 12:12 'cause The Ten Commandments was an awesome movie. Didn't that green misty angel of death scare the bejesus out of you when you were a little kid?