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Supreme Court To Discuss Westboro Church


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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