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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

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
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 Wanda Hamlett
Feb 8, 2018 Myrna Alvarado
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Betty Kowall
Feb 8, 2018 AShia Castendyk
Feb 8, 2018 Ellen O'Connor
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 6, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko I am an Atheist and I hate all the religions.
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 4, 2018 Kim Knickerbocker
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 28, 2018 Leigha Henson
Jan 28, 2018 Catherine Brown
Jan 25, 2018 Geniece Medsker
Jan 25, 2018 Maryanne Thompson
Jan 25, 2018 Susan Fisher
Jan 25, 2018 Rosanne Cataldo
Jan 24, 2018 Walter Johnson
Jan 21, 2018 Bruce Brooke
Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier These people should be ashamed of themselves. I'm not against protesting but someone's funeral, ESPECIALLY, a veteran's is disgusting!!
Jan 14, 2018 Louann Schildknecht
Jan 10, 2018 Jo Mosley
Dec 17, 2017 Jennifer Hall
Dec 17, 2017 Faye Harbottle
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2017 Tere Murdock
Nov 26, 2017 Karl Koessel
Nov 26, 2017 tammy bullock
Nov 15, 2017 Stephen Baranowski
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 2, 2017 Darlene Ross
Nov 2, 2017 Amy McIlvenna Protesting does not belong in a cemetery. Westboro Baptist church requested that protestors not protest their leaders funeral. How ironic. It is time to put a stop to this disrespectful behavior.
Oct 31, 2017 LynnMeta Williams
Oct 30, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro GOD BLESS
Oct 30, 2017 Jennifer Brown

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