Supreme Court To Discuss Westboro Church
March 08 2010 4:30 PM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
In the fall the Supreme Court will take on the issue of the antigay Westboro Church protesting at military funerals.
The court will decide whether the protesters' message -- which asserts that U.S. military deaths are caused by the nation's tolerance of homosexuality and uses gay epithets on signs to spread it -- is protected by the First Amendment. The case involves a Maryland man whose marine son was killed in Iraq. The father was awarded $5 million for emotional distress and invasion of privacy by a Baltimore jury, but a federal appeals court threw out the verdict. His appeal brought the case to the high court.
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