2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 15 - Offenses Against the Family
Part 3 - Bigamy and Incest
39-15-301 - Bigamy.

39-15-301. Bigamy.

(a)  A person commits bigamy who:

     (1)  Is married and purports to marry a person other than the person's spouse in this state under circumstances that would, but for the person's existing marriage, constitute a marriage; or

     (2)  Knows that a person other than the person's spouse is married and purports to marry the person in this state under circumstances that would, but for the person's existing marriage, constitute a marriage.

(b)  It is a defense to prosecution under subdivision (a)(1) that the person reasonably believed that the person's marriage had been dissolved by death, divorce or annulment.

(c)  Bigamy is a Class A misdemeanor.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]  

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