This case came here as an appeal, on the representation that Texas courts had sustained the constitutionality of 4.02. c. 4. of the Texas Family Code and Articles 602 and 602a of the Texas Penal Code, over a challenge to those statutes under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We noted probable jurisdiction, 408 U.S. 920, to consider whether the alleged discrimination between legitimate and illegitimate children in terms of the support obligations of their biological fathers denied equal protection to illegitimate children under the principles of Weber v. Actna Cas. & Surety Co., 406 U.S. 164. Glona v. American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co., 391 U.S. 73, and Levy v. Louisianna, 391 U.S. 68.
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