WMC reported that Republican House Representative Terry Lynn Weaver is sponsoring HB 1406 to repeal Tennessee current statute, TCA 68-3-306 which was passed in 2017. Originally, in 2010, there was a law that said that a child born to a married woman as a result of artificial insemination would be the husband’s legal child.
But last year, a contentious case, Weaver was one of the 53 lawmakers who insinuated themselves as defendants in the case. It was a custody case of a child born through artificial insemination. These 53 law makers didn’t believe that one of the female co-parent should get equal rights to visitation and custody as they were not considered co-parents.
This bill will have serious implications for both same-sex couples and heterosexual couples.