Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Westboro Has To Step Back

The Westboro Baptist Church now faces new rules and regulations over protests during funerals, thanks to Governor Jerry Brown. While Brown vetoed a similar bill last year, the new law, which reduces the distance a protest must be from 1,000 feet to 300 feet, has been signed. 

The revised legislation, Senate Bill 661, prohibits protests within 300 feet of a burial or memorial site, and resembles federal law limiting protests near military funerals signed by President Barack Obama in August. 

Brown signed the bill, which was opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union, without comment. 

Lieu tweeted that he was excited Brown took action to "protect the dignity and sanctity of funerals.

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