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TN HB2169


AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37, relative to the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Parent Protection Act.

As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Parent Protection Act," which prohibits the department of children's services from requiring an adoptive or foster parent to support a policy on sexual orientation or gender identity that conflicts with the parent's sincerely held religious or moral beliefs. - Amends TCA Title 37.

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The department shall not establish or enforce a standard, rule, or policy that precludes consideration of a parent for a placement based, in whole or in part, upon the parent's sincerely held religious or moral beliefs regarding sexual orientation or gender identity. Such beliefs do not create a presumption that any particular placement is contrary to the best interest of the child.

Legislative Session


113th General Assembly


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2024-02-28Placed on s/c cal Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee for 3/5/2024
2024-01-31Assigned to s/c Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee
2024-01-31P2C, ref. to Civil Justice Committee
2024-01-29Intro., P1C.
2024-01-25Filed for introduction