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125 Facts: Edna's legislative battles

Apr
05

Edna's passionate support of the birth certificate legislation and her assertion that "there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents" led many Texas legislators to refer to her as "that Gladney woman." Thanks to her efforts Texas passed a bill in 1936 and became the first state in the Southwest to legally remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records.

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