About time someone did this:
The father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from a fundamentalist Kansas church filed an invasion-of-privacy suit against the demonstrators Monday.
It is believed to be the first lawsuit brought by a serviceman’s family against Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., whose members routinely demonstrate at military funerals around the country.
Albert Snyder of York, Pa., the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, is seeking unspecified damages. The younger Snyder, 20, died March 3 after an accident in the Anbar province of Iraq. He was buried in Westminster, Md.
“We think it’s a case we can win because anyone’s funeral is private,” Albert Snyder’s lawyer Sean Summers said. “You don’t have a right to interrupt someone’s private funeral.”
Now I wonder how these so called “activist judges” will rule in this case.