Funeral Protest Bill

By: AP
By: AP

A bill in front of state lawmakers would limit protests at funerals.

This, after protesters from Westboro Baptist Church showed up a soldier funeral in Colorado Springs, and others across the country.

Rep. Mike Merrifield, a Democrat from Manitou Springs, has introduced a bill that would create a 300-foot buffer zone between the funeral and protesters.

After hearing the sometimes emotional testimony, the House Judiciary Committee delayed action on the bill.

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