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Illinois law further restricts military funeral protests

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GlobalPost
August 15, 2011

A law signed Sunday by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn puts further restrictions on protests at funerals in the state. The measure is aimed at curbing the actions of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which holds anti-gay protests at military funerals.

“Every family has a fundamental right to conduct a funeral with reverence and dignity,” Quinn said in a statement. “This law ensures that the families of those who have given their lives for our country can grieve without harassment. It is our duty to honor their sacrifice by ensuring they are remembered with the respect and solemnity.”

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