A crowd of Muslims and religious rights activists applauded when Pittsburgh City Council passed a measure to oppose Pennsylvania House Bill 2029 on Tuesday.
Councilman Bill Peduto blasted the bill, which would prohibit "the application of foreign law which would impair constitutional rights." He said it is based on an "anti-Sharia law" bill that was struck down by federal courts in Oklahoma.
"The bill that is being considered by Pennsylvania State Legislature caters to bigotry and prejudice," said Peduto. "Its basis is unconstitutional. It goes against the wishes of our founding fathers."