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.