St. Louis County Reportedly Considers Funeral Protest Ban
The ban would be similar to the those passed by other St. Louis area cities.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, wants to pass legislation that would restrict funeral protests.
(Read Previous Story: Appeals Court Rules Manchester Can Restrict Funeral Protests)
Manchester's ordinance was put in place in response to protests like those made by Westboro Baptist Church where members are known for anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. soldiers, claiming the soldiers' deaths are a result of America's tolerance for homosexuality.
Howerver, in October, a federal appeals court ruled that the City of Manchester can enforce its funeral protest ban.
The Post-Dispatch article reports that Stenger plans to introduce the funeral protest ban legislation at Tuesday's council meeting.
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