Can You Get Your Birth Certificate In Another State
There's a plethora of reasons to have a birth record on hand. School children cannot be enrolled without one. Enlisting into the army cannot be done without proper identification. Opening a bank account, obtaining a passport or visa card, getting a credit card at your bank, receiving an inheritance, and even being married can all be hampered without a birth record.
A birth certificate copy is still an official document, printed on official paper, and can be identified as a proper document. A photocopy is not necessarily accepted by any or all government entities, and in most cases will be refused. In today's world, it's increasingly hard to do anything that is government run without your identification papers.