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Losing a loved one is one of the worst experiences a person can imagine. The wake of a death is a time for family and friends to grieve and mourn the recent loss.

However, some insensitive groups don't think so. For example, the Westboro Baptist Church routinely pickets the funerals of members and supporters of the gay community.

Although the First Amendment protects the right to free speech — as Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito claims, "Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for vicious verbal assault..." We cannot condone hateful acts simply to uphold a statue that, in some cases, the existence of which could cause extreme grief for an individual. Taking away free speech isn't the goal; it's simply to protect already grief-stricken families from further unnecessary suffering.

We should work to be a nation of peace, not cruel savagery. Sign the petition in favor of SB 888 now.

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Dear Senator Ted Lieu,

I applaud you on your efforts to ban picketing at funerals. SB 888 would make it a crime to picket a funeral that's being held on public property.

For some time now, certain religious and interest groups have been routinely staging protests at funerals, many of which have been for former members or supporters of the gay community. They use the funerals as their soapboxes to spread their extreme beliefs. They shout hurtful comments and carry signs with offensive slurs. This causes even further distress to already grieving families.

Please see that SB 888 is passed so families can grieve in peace.

Petition Signatures

Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Marlen Elias
Jul 15, 2018 Phyl Morel
Jul 15, 2018 Terri Robb
Jun 25, 2018 Bobbi Kinn
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 14, 2018 Catherine Hostetter
Jun 14, 2018 Branden Hostetter
Jun 7, 2018 Harry Neyer
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 1, 2018 Gitte Bjerrisgaard
May 28, 2018 Colleen Carroll
May 25, 2018 jac Godbout
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 19, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 11, 2018 Amanda Kashery We had protestors at my brothers funeral and it was so stressful. they need to have some kind of law against that if they want to protest that is fine but not near the funeral home or where the family has gone to mourn the loss of there loved one.
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 8, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 8, 2018 Gail Hanford
Apr 19, 2018 Sandra Greene
Apr 16, 2018 Karen McMurray
Apr 14, 2018 OSVALDO TOMAS
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 8, 2018 Karrie Vukelic
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 26, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 25, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Mar 25, 2018 Sandra Bigart
Mar 24, 2018 Jodi Abel
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 24, 2018 Janie Anderson
Mar 23, 2018 Jane Rigney
Mar 22, 2018 CharliDawn Para
Mar 22, 2018 Patt Geyler PLEASE.. grant the families this time to get their lives some where back together, they have lost enough already!
Mar 16, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 13, 2018 Mary Sier
Mar 13, 2018 Ryan Freese
Mar 13, 2018 Jennifer Rhoads
Mar 13, 2018 Mary Hunt
Mar 5, 2018 Diane Smith
Mar 5, 2018 Michael Williams
Feb 24, 2018 John Moszyk
Feb 17, 2018 Paula Lewis I am a Christian and I find the picketing of funerals to be an act of unthinkable cruelty. Jesus told us to love one another, not to cause suffering to others.
Feb 13, 2018 Haley Svec
Feb 9, 2018 Czora Pagsolingan
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf

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