Friday, June 14, 2013
Six LGBT activists from Texas arrested in Washington Thursday
They were asking John Boehner to call the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to a vote.
Police arrested eight members of GetEQUAL Thursday outside Speaker of the House John Boehner’s Congressional office. They were there to ask Boehner to call the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for a vote.
Among the protesters were six from Texas.
“Today’s action by these brave LGBT workers shows yet again the absurdity of President Obama’s continued assertion that we wait around for the passage of ENDA to come during this Republican-controlled House,” said Heather Cronk, co-director of GetEQUAL, in a news release.
Those arrested from Texas: Koby Ozias, Cindy Candia, Kaya Candia-Almanza, Carey Dunn, Erin Jennings, and Tiffani Bishop. Two protesters from Ohio were also arrested: Corey Phillips and Sean Watkins.
Coincidentally, President Barack Obama called for Congress to act on ENDA at a gay pride event Thursday evening.
Arrests at GetEqual Protest Outside Boehner’s Office
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