New York - Bill Would Limit Protests At Military Funerals
Albany, NY - The New York State Senate passed a bill to limit protesting outside military funerals.
This bill comes despite a Supreme Court decision saying these types of pickets are protected under the First Amendment.
The proposed legislation would ban protests within 2,500 feet of funeral services in New York. Protestors could, however, get closer, but only if they pay for added security and police escort. Even then, they would have to stay at least 500 feet away.
Other states have proposed similar legislature. A new measure in West Virginia would make protesting at a funeral a misdemeanor crime.
The bill now goes to the New York State Assembly for approval
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