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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 36 Domestic Relations

Chapter 2 Paternity

Part 3 Paternity and Legitimation

36-2-316. Discrimination against children born out of wedlock - Penalty.

(a) No child born out of wedlock shall be deprived of any civil benefit afforded to other citizens by law.

(b) Any person, including any employee or official of any governmental agency, who deprives any person of any civil benefit afforded to other citizens by law, by reason of the child being born out of wedlock, commits a Class C misdemeanor.

Acts 1997, ch. 477, § 1.

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