by Ashley S. Moss on Jun 13, 2018 Uncategorized
Marriage _ In some states, the marriage license process may involve proving identity by providing a birth certificate. This only makes sense because the marriage license is a very important document that is used for legal purposes beyond just getting married.
Birth certificates also demonstrate the prevalence of female_headed households. In Jamaica, the father's name is not listed on a third of birth certificates. In Kenya, until fairly recently, it was customary to write "XXXX" in place of the father's name for children born to unmarried parents. The term "legitimate" was finally removed from American birth certificates in 1979.