The law primarily targets the renegade Westboro Baptist Church [WARNING: readers may find material at this church website offensive; Wikipedia backgrounder] led by the Rev. Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas, which claims US soldiers have been killed because America tolerates homosexuals. While the bill will effectively bar protests like those led by Phelps, it will also bar any favorable noisy demonstrations that disturb the funeral proceedings. AP has more.
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