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Connecticut Legislature: Please write and pass a bill that deters demonstrations at funerals.
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Connecticut Legislature

Connecticut Legislature: Please write and pass a bill that deters demonstrations at funerals.

    1. Petition by

      Liz S

      Sandy Hook, CT

On December 14th 26 families experienced a tragedy no one should ever have to. Then, less than 48 hours later, Westboro Baptist Church has announced they plan to come to Newtown to protest the funerals of the victims, 20 of whom are between 5-7 years old. For families and an entire community who is mourning it is not right to allow more suffering on top of their pain. Please pass a bill to make their protests difficult or impossible. Arizona did this in 2011, after the Tuscon shooting, so there is a precedent.

Connecticut Legislature
Write and pass a bill that deters demonstrations at funerals.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 75,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Anthony Guglielmo responds:

      Anthony Guglielmo

      Connecticut passed this law in 2007. Thank you for your concern.

    3. Reached 50,000 signatures
    4. Decision-maker Clark Chapin responds:

      Clark Chapin

      Thank you for your interest in prohibiting demonstrations at funerals. CT already has a law which addresses this issue. It was passed in 2007 and I supported it.
      Sec. 53a-183c. Disruption of a funeral: Class A misdemeanor. (a) For the ...

    5. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 4 months ago

      I simply feel that it's inappropriate to detract from the memory of the deceased.

    • Claudia Lejeune HEMPHILL, TX
      • 6 months ago

      It is painful enough to lose someone you love......you should be allowed to mourn and bury your dead in peace!!!!

    • jennifer engelmann ARVADA, CO
      • 6 months ago

      Protesting is important but there are limits. Protesting at funerals is an affront to the lives lost and the families there to mourn.

    • Mason Zuniga TUCSON, AZ
      • 6 months ago

      If Arizona has passed this law to bar entry to hate groups, so can Connecticut. These people should not have funeral ruined by the radicals.

    • Patrick McCormack WATERTOWN, CT
      • 6 months ago

      Our law isn't strict enough these low life pieces of shit continue to break the law. Picketing for no reason. The Westboro Baptist Church should loose their church status.


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