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Congress Passes Restrictions On Military Funeral Protests, Delivers Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

posted on August 6, 2012

At The Huffington Post, Nick Wing reports that Congress has recently passed a bill aimed at curbing the ability of members of the Westboro Baptist Church to disrupt the funerals of U.S. military personnel. “The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012,” which is now headed to President Obama for approval, does not allow protesters to picket during the two hours before or after a funeral. Wing also notes that the bill “requires protestors to be at least 300 feet away from grieving family members.”

Read at The Huffington Post