The Tennessee Legislature has outdone itself with asininity!
The public welfare requires that all children be tested for paternity before the father's name can be entered on the birth certificate?
(Senator Tate) SB3717HB2964 (Rep. Hardaway) has been placed on
the House subcommittee calendar Public Health and Family Assistance of Health
and Human Resources for Wednesday Feb. 20, 2008.
Basically, this bill provides that each child born in the state of
Tennessee will be tested for paternity before the father’s name can be placed on
the birth certificate. The state will take up the cost of paternity testing when
parent’s are unable to afford the test. Oh, and married couples are not
excluded, making the overt presumption that women are “unfaithful.”
On the evening of February 20, 2008 there will be a total eclipse of the Moon. Earlier that day, there may have been a total eclipse of all reason in the Tennessee Legislature. What idiot thought this one up?