But, unsurprisingly (and correctly), it applies standard American family law -- not any special rules related to Muslims.
"Perhaps one day you will be able to see that and atone for your sin." Or perhaps not.
"Islam is not a religion," televangelist Pat Robertson has argued. "It is a political system bent on world domination."
What if cities with a Muslim majority, or a substantial Muslim minority, enact laws that implement some sharia principles?
Now that's not right -- and fortunately our legal system almost never does this.
Here too there is a tradition of similar accommodations for members of other religions.
Similar claims are often made by Christians, Jews, and others.
Sometimes U.S. law calls on American courts to apply foreign law, and for some foreign countries -- and not just the usual suspects -- that includes sharia.
Under the Supreme Court’s Establishment Clause precedents, secular judges are not allowed to interpret an religion's law.