Tuesday, February 12, 2013

All 9 Republicans on Florida House panel vote to stop Sharia Law: All 4 Democrats vote in favor of Sharia

Bill sparked last year after Muslim Sharia Law cited as precedent in Hillsborough County court case

From the SunshineStateNews, Feb. 8, House Civil Justice Subcommittee Approves Foreclosure Reform, Anti-Sharia Bills:
The measure, sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, is a scaled-down version of one that passed last year in the House but failed in the Senate: it prohibits the application of “any foreign law, legal code, or system” only in family law courts, if that foreign legislation “does not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed by the state Constitution or the United States Constitution.”

The four Democrats on the House panel fielded a number of criticisms of the proposed legislation: that it is redundant, is motived by anti-Muslim bigotry...
Continuing:
“The fact of the matter is the bill basically takes our fundamental rights, liberties, and privileges in our federal and state constitutions and turns them into a front and center filter through which foreign law will run if it is going to be applied in a family law proceeding,” Metz countered. “I don’t know how that can be offensive.”

The bill passed by a vote of 9-4.
Editor's note - Thank you Rep. Metz and other Republican legislators for standing up for liberty, and against Islamist tyranny.

1 comment:

pkeyrich said...

Redundant?! Perhaps this is a restatement in much more precise terms.