The Wyoming "Sharia Law Amendment"
was a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
in 2011 in the state of Wyoming
. The measure, which sought to prohibit Wyoming courts from using international law or Sharia law in decisions, did not make it out of the legislature.
The measure is primarily sponsored by Rep. Gerald Gay.
Path to the ballot
- See also: How to amend the Wyoming Constitution
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.
- ↑ The Huffington Post, "Wyoming weighs bill that would ban Sharia law," January 26, 2011
- ↑ Billings Gazette, "Wyoming legislation targets Islamic, international law," January 20, 2011
- ↑ Wyoming Legislature, "HJR 8 text," accessed February 14, 2011