Skip to comments.Bill That Would Ban Sharia Law in Family Cases Passes Fla. Senate (ADL, FL Bar, ACLU fighting it)
Posted on 04/09/2013 6:51:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Florida lawmakers are slated to pass a controversial bill banning courts from taking into account foreign or religious law including sharia law when deciding on family cases including divorce and child custody. The House approved similar legislation in 2012, but it never made it past the Senate floor.
The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee approved the bill by a 5-4 vote the Palm Beach Post reports, with one Republican voting against the measure and one Democrat voting in favor.
Critics including the Florida Bar, the Anti-Defamation League, the ACLU of Florida and the National Council of Jewish Women argue that the bill could also have a negative impact on the Jewish community when it comes to divorces, or gets, as well as adversely effect Israelis living in Florida.
This legislation could undermine Floridas strong reputation and track record as a center for trade with Israel and other nations and serve as an incentive for them to take their business elsewhere, David Barkey, religious freedom counsel for the Florida Anti-Defamation League said. The Post adds:
The bill would simply ban courts from basing a decision regarding family law cases on a foreign law that does not grant the parties the same constitutional rights and privileges guaranteed by the state or federal constitution. And it would ban courts from enforcing decisions, such as alimony or child custody, granted in foreign courts that are not the same as state law....
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The ACLU and Islam deserve each other...
Even with Jewish “gets”, doesn’t a civil court have to be involved to absolve a Jewish marriage?
Always vote NO to islam. Educate yourself!
See Dr. Bill Warner at www.politicalislam.com
easy to defeat.
courts don’t let church law supercede state or federal laws. alowing sharia to constitutes favoratism of religion. it also puts religious law over state/federal law.
Hopefully this will become law.
Yes. A “get” is analogous to a Catholic Annulment in the sense that a rabbi cannot remarry them without one.
This issue came to a head in Ontario a few years back, but from the opposite tack. Religious courts never had legal authority here and the gov’t attempted to grant them official recognition. It was shot down largely as a result of an intense PR campaign by muslim women who did not want to deal with Sharia courts.
For crying out loud.
Ban Sharia whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head.
Good God, are American Jews that ignorant?
If Sharia courts are allowed, and any Muslim brings any kind of case against a Jew...the Jew loses
The same people who would sue everything and everyone if Christians prayed in public...are the same ones who push Islamic Hatred with Sharia Courts