Funeral Picketing Bill Headed to Governor

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Senate has passed a new funeral picketing bill and sent it to Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

The 40-0 vote Thursday finished the bill's swift passage after the Senate voted to agree with the House version passed Wednesday.
The governor says she will sign the bill.

A Kansas Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago kept the funeral picketing law enacted last year from going into effect. Legislators
moved quickly to re-enact the same law, minus the provision the
court struck down.

The law was prompted by the Rev. Fred Phelps and his followers
protesting at funerals of U.S. soldiers killed in combat.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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