Track Legislation

Position color key:  Support  Monitor  Oppose


AZ     HB 2600
CT     SB 113

FL      HB 89, SB 302

IA      HSB 77SF 621

MA    H 1892, S 1267 

MD    HB 1039, SB 0743

MN    SF 2606, HF 2906

UT      HB 345
     SB 521AB 579 

WV     SB 25

Image: Billy Hathorn, SC State Senate Chamber


HR 2731, S 1554 - Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019  

HR 1952, S 938 - Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019

Image: Luis Velasquez

The law must be consonant with life. It cannot and should not ignore broad historical currents of history. Mankind is possessed of no greater urge than to try to understand the age-old questions: “Who am I” “Why am I?” Even now the sands and ashes of the continents are being sifted to find where we made our first step as man. Religions of mankind often include ancestor worship in one way or another. For many the future is blind without a sight of the past.


Those emotions and anxieties that generate our thirst to know the past are not superficial and whimsical. They are real and they are 'good cause' under the law of man and God. 


The petition is conditionally granted. 
April 9, 1979 

Resident Judge, Seventh Judicial
Circuit Court, South Carolina

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