Topeka The Kansas attorney general plans to seek support for a brief he will file with the U.S. Supreme Court in a support of a man suing members of an anti-gay Topeka church.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that A.G. Steve Six plans to complete the friend-of-the-court brief early this week on behalf of Albert Snyder. Six then will circulate it to other state attorneys general.
Snyder is the father of a Marine suing the Westboro Baptist Church members who picketed at his son’s 2006 funeral. The church contends U.S. military deaths are God’s punishment for tolerance of homosexuality.
A federal jury awarded Snyder a $10.9 million judgment in October 2007. That sum was reduced before a federal appeals court overturned the judgment.
Since then, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.