§ 130.05  FUNERAL PICKETING; UNLAWFUL ACTS.
   (A)   The Council finds that:
      (1)   It is generally recognized that families have a substantial interest in organizing and attending funerals for deceased relatives;
      (2)   The interests of families in privately and peacefully mourning the loss of deceased relatives are violated when funerals are targeted for picketing and other public demonstrations;
      (3)   Picketing of funerals causes emotional disturbance and distress to grieving families who participate in funerals; and
      (4)   Full opportunity exists under the terms and provisions of this section for the exercise of freedom of speech and other constitutional rights at times other than within one hour prior to, during and two hours following the commencement of funerals.
   (B)   The purposes of this section are to:
      (1)   Protect the privacy of grieving families within one hour prior to, during and two hours following the commencement of funerals; and
      (2)   Preserve the peaceful character of cemeteries, mortuaries and churches within one hour prior to, during and two hours following the commencement of funerals.
   (C)   As used in this section:
      (1)   FUNERAL.  The ceremonies, processions and memorial services held in connection with the burial or cremation of the dead.
      (2)   PICKETING.  Protest activities engaged in by a person or persons stationed within 500 feet of any entrance to a cemetery, mortuary or church within one hour prior to, during and two hours following the commencement of a funeral.
   (D)   It is unlawful for any person stationed within 500 feet of any entrance to a cemetery, mortuary or church to engage in picketing within one hour prior to, during and two hours following the commencement of a funeral.
   (E)   If any provision of this section or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this section which can be given effect without the invalid provisions or application. To this end the provisions of this section are severable.
(Ord. 06-659, passed 5-25-2006)  Penalty, see § 130.99