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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are seen in Hyattsville, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Hackers Vow To Render Westboro Baptist Church ‘Obsolete’ After Threat To Protest At Newtown School

The hacking group Anonymous took over the Twitter feed of the group’s spokesperson Monday, creating a background on the Twitter page, asking the public to “Pray For Newtown.”

12/17/2012

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are seen in Hyattsville, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Reports: As Newtown Plans Burials For Shooting Victims, Westboro Baptist Church Prepares To Picket

Outrage has been the common response following an announcement on Twitter that the Westboro Baptist Church would be picketing at Sandy Hook Elementary school, where a gunman left twenty children and six adults dead on Friday.

12/16/2012

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest at a soldier's funeral (file / credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Rockland County Passes Funeral Privacy Law

The Rockland County board of legislators has passed a funeral privacy law that will prohibit demonstration activities within 750 feet of all funerals at all locations.

08/04/2011

Francisco Fuertes and Patrick Simeone were married in North Hempstead, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Lawsuit Filed To Overturn New York’s Gay Marriage Law

The lawsuit, filed Monday, claims the state Senate violated its own procedures and the state’s open meetings law when the bill was approved last month.

07/25/2011

Maira Garcia (R) and Maria Vargas hold hands while waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Hold Rallies To Call For Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

By far the largest group marched to the United Nations to demand that all New Yorkers, all 20 million residents, not just the 212 members of the legislature, be given a say on whether same sex marriage should be legal.

07/24/2011

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are seen in Hyattsville, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Rockland Legislator Takes Stand Against Funeral Protestors

Ed Day, who has two sons in the army, is pushing a bill that would set up buffers between those who want to protest military funerals and the families of the soldiers.

03/15/2011

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protesting. (Photo/AP)

Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Nyack Play

The controversial church announced on its website that it will be protesting before a performance of The Laramie Project at Nyack High School on Saturday night.

11/16/2010