Tennessee Marriage Laws

Tennessee Code ? Title 36: Domestic Relations ? Chapter 3: Marriage ? Part 3: Ceremony 36-3-305 - Solemnizing marriage between incapable persons -- Misdemeanor

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Solemnizing marriage between incapable persons -- Misdemeanor

Any such minister or officer who knowingly joins together in matrimony two (2) persons not capable thereof commits a Class C misdemeanor and shall also forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars ($500), to be recovered by action of debt, for the use of the person suing.

Code 1858, § 2446 (deriv. Acts 1778, ch. 7, § 5); Shan., § 4196; mod. Code 1932, § 8423; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 36-419; Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 113.

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