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Arizona limits funeral protests with new law

PHOENIX (CNN) - State lawmakers in Arizona have passed a law banning protesters from getting too close to a funeral.

The move comes after Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas announced it would picket the funeral of a nine-year-old girl killed in a shootout this weekend.

Christina Green was among six people killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire at a meet-and-greet event for U.S. Representative Grabrielle Giffords in Tucson.

Thirteen people, including Giffords, were wounded in the attack.

Arizona's new law makes it a misdemeanor for protesters to get within 300 feet of a funeral.

Westboro Baptist Church is well-known for picketing at military funerals.

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