(Neb)-U-S Supreme Court Upholds Nebraska Funeral Protest Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The U-S Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Nebraska law that limits protests around funerals, refusing to hear a challenge brought by an ultra-conservative church in Kansas.
Nebraska enacted the law in 2006. It prohibits protests near a cemetery, mortuary or church from one hour before the beginning of a funeral to two hours after.
Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church challenged the law but have lost in lower courts.
Members of the church routinely conduct anti-gay protests outside military funerals to draw attention to their view that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are God's punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
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