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Oklahoma Bill Targets Protestors At Funerals

Oklahoma Senators can now decide whether to pass a bill that targets members of a Kansas church that protest at funerals of fallen soldiers.

The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee gave unanimous approval to the measure that prohibits picketing within a thousand feet of a funeral. The bill also prohibits picketing two hours before and after the service begins.

Under current law, protests are prohibited within 500 feet or an hour before and after a funeral.

Lawmakers say this bill was specifically designed for the protests by the church in Kansas that claims God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality.

The bill now heads to the full Senate.

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