Quinn signs Let Them Rest in Peace Act
August 14, 2011|By Brian Slodysko | Tribune reporter
As the country continues to mourn the deaths of 30 soldiers killed Aug. 6 when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law in to effect today that further insulates grieving families from vitriolic anti-gay protests sometimes held alongside military funerals.
‘Every family has a fundamental right to conduct a funeral with reverence and dignity,’ Quinn said in a statement. ‘This law ensures that the families of those who have given their lives for our country can grieve without harassment.’