Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill on foreign laws, saying the measure would create barriers to adoptions from other countries.
The legislation would have made Missouri court rulings unenforceable if they were based on any foreign law or system that is “repugnant” or inconsistent with the Missouri or U.S. constitutions.
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Adoption advocates raised concerns about how that could affect adoptions completed in another country.
Nixon announced the veto Monday.
Supporters said the legislation was designed to prevent Missouri courts from using policies that come from outside the U.S. and violate constitutional protections.