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Bill seeks to limit religious law in PA courts
by John Craven
Should religious law have any place in Pennsylvania courtrooms? One state lawmaker says no, and she's pushing a bill in Harrisburg to ban them.
State Rep. RoseMarie Swanger, R - Lebanon Co., said she's only trying to protect women's rights in divorce and custody cases, but interfaith leaders claim the bill is vague and violates their religious rights.
"This proposed legislation is simply unconstitutional," said Amara Chaudhry, an attorney and civil rights director for the Philadelphia Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
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