Gomez v. Perez - 409 U.S. 535 (1973)


U.S. Supreme Court

Gomez v. Perez, 409 U.S. 535 (1973)

Gomez v. Perez

No. 71-575

Argued December 6, 1972

Decided January 17, 1973

409 U.S. 535

Syllabus

Texas law denying right of paternal support to illegitimate children while granting it to legitimate children violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Cf. Levy v. Louisiana, 391 U. S. 68; Weber v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 406 U. S. 164.

466 S.W.2d 41, reversed and remanded.



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