Tennessee State Legislature Proposes a Bastard Bill

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.
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