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Nixon Vetoes “Sharia Law” Bill, Saying It Would Endanger Foreign Adoptions

posted on June 5, 2013

Kevin McDermott of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that on Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed “an anti-‘Sharia Law’ bill, saying that in its zeal to address an imaginary problem, the legislation creates a real one for parents seeking foreign adoptions.” He writes that the bill, while targeting “foreign law,” does not “specify Islamist Sharia religious law, but it’s part of a movement by conservative lawmakers in more than 20 states who have pushed similar measures to highlight alleged Sharia influences in the U.S.”

Read at St. Louis Post-Dispatch