PHOENIX -- Arizona legislators proposed emergency legislation Tuesday to head off picketing by a Topeka, Kan., church at the funeral service for a 9-year-old girl who was among six people killed during Saturday’s shooting in Tucson.
The proposed law would prohibit protests at or near funeral sites.
It would take effect immediately if passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer.
With dozens of lawmakers sponsoring the House and Senate versions of the bill, it appeared to be on track for quick passage as lawmakers suspended rules requiring several days of proceedings. Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman said the Republican governor would sign the bill if it reaches her desk. At the moment, It also appears the Westboro Baptist Church website is under heavy DDoS attack as well, unknown who launched the attack against the website.
Update: Ariz. legislature OKs bill to halt picketing at funeral sites