The congress has delivered a blow to any whackos that would want to protest at a military funeral. Yes, I'm looking at you Westboro Baptist Church! The lunatics at the WBC have made a career out of disrupting military funerals claiming that U.S. soldiers are killed as God's vengeance for America's gay tolerance. Thankfully their claim to fame will be severely limited since Congress passed a sweeping veterans bill this week that includes restrictions on these grotesque demonstrations.
According to "The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012," demonstrators will no longer be allowed to picket military funerals two hours before or after a service. The bill also requires protestors to be at least 300 feet away from grieving family members.
The bill is a response to a 2011 Supreme Court case that ruled such actions were protected under the First Amendment.
About time guys.