Dan Choi Cuffed During Protests for ENDA
Police have handcuffed participants in a GetEqual protest Gay activists in Las Vegas, Nev., which was intended to bring attention to Congress' inaction to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Police have handcuffed participants in a GetEqual protest in Las Vegas, Nev., which was intended to bring attention to Congress' inaction to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
A tweet from The Strip Podcast says that traffic had been stopped for about 10 minutes as of 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time. About 10 minutes later, police officers on bicycles came to the scene of the protest, where at least seven participants were handcuffed, including activist and "don't ask, don't tell" figure Lt. Dan Choi.
GetEqual asked its followers last week, who should be taken to task for not moving the bill known as ENDA forward. "Our so-called “friends” in Congress who promised passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this year have already conceded defeat," the organization says on it's website. "It may not be nice and it certainly won’t get us invited to any fancy Washington cocktail parties, but we aren’t going down without a fight! Which Democratic leader do you think GetEQUAL should hold accountable?"
The four Congress members in question were Sen. Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Barney Frank, and Rep. George Miller, all of whom had expressed their support for enacting ENDA in the past.
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