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Judge Upholds Missouri Limit on Funeral Protests

By David A. Lieb | Mar 12
A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law requiring protesters to stay at least a football-field length away from funeral sites, beginning an hour before they start until an hour after the services end.

Man Fires Pepper Spray Into Phelps Funeral Protest

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 30
An anti-gay church that pickets military funerals and claims that the deaths of American servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan are God’s way of punishing the nation for not doing more to persecute gays was targeted by a man with pepper spray during a picketing action outside a Marine’s funeral.

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