Hawaii government hands over Obama's birth records

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:42 PM
Last updated 6:08 PM
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HONOLULU — Hawaii government officials made a special exception to state policy when they gave President Barack Obama copies of the original documents recording his 1961 birth in Honolulu.

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It's an exception they say they won't make again.

The move comes days after officials said the state wouldn't release those types of records under any circumstances.

State law prohibits birth records from being released except to those with a "tangible interest," such as the person named.

Only computer-generated versions of birth certificates — not the originals — have been handed out since 2001, according to a policy to satisfy requests for certified copies.

Obama released the document to resolve questions from so-called "birthers" who say he is not a naturally born citizen and therefore ineligible to be president.

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Lawpig 04/27/11 - 09:25 pm
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If you want to attack Obama's

If you want to attack Obama's policies then so be it. We desperately need articulate and well reasoned discussion about where this nation is headed. The birth certificate Obama provided in 2008 is the same type of certificate you or I would get at the health department. To suggest that he provide something more is a bit unreasonable especially considering that Hawaii has a state law against releasing such long form birth certificates. Why single out Obama?

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