Missouri Gov. Vetoes ‘Sharia Law’ Bill, Saying It Would Endanger Foreign Adoptions
Sanity prevails; another paranoid, unnecessary bill bites the dust. I wonder how much this exercise in stupidity cost Missouri taxpayers?
Read the Governor’s full veto statement here (PDF).
Gov. Jay Nixon today 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.
The bill, SB267, would make it illegal for Missouri enforce any foreign law or legal decision deemed “repugnant or inconsistent” with Missouri or U.S. law.
The bill doesn’t mention Islamist Sharia religious law, but is part of a movement by conservative lawmakers in more than 20 states who have pushed similar measures in the past few years to highlight alleged Sharia influences in the U.S.