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Governor Quinn says everyone has the right to free speech, but when it comes to funeral, he says protestors will have to heckle from afar.

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The law is designed to keep members from the Westboro Baptist Church and other groups from heckling at funerals. Quinn says families and friends of the deceased deserve a chance to mourn in private. The law requires protestors to stay at least 300 feet away from the funeral entrance. It also creates a privacy zone, meaning the families must be able to mourn in peace at least 30 minutes before and after the service.

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