Funeral protest measure headed to Governor

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A bill inspired by a Kansas church’s protests at military funerals that would require a no-protest buffer zone around funeral and burial services unanimously passed the Senate Wednesday, sending the bill to Governor Rick Scott.

The proposal (HB 15) had already passed the House earlier this month, also unanimously. Under the measure, no protests would be allowed within 500 feet of any funeral. Lawmakers decided to make the bill apply to any funeral rather than just military funerals to avoid constitutional problems.

Via the News Service of Florida.

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