House Passes Ban on Funeral Protests

Cheyenne, WY – A bill banning protests during funerals has passed the state House of Representatives. This proposal does still allow groups to protest, but they must do it an hour before and an hour after a funeral. Also, they would have to be three hundred feet away from the ceremony. Representative Monte Olsen says it applies to everyone. Olsen says he would have liked it if the law was around when there were protests of Mathew Sheppard's funeral. He was a gay student beaten to death in Laramie.