Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lt. Dan Choi And Seven Other Gay Activists Arrested In Protest On Vegas Strip

"In a rare incidence of civil disobedience in this destination's tourism corridor, eight activists protesting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's inaction on gay rights legislation were arrested for blocking traffic at one of the Strip's busiest intersections today," reports Steve Friess. "As they were being handcuffed and taken to police cars, the eight continued to chant that the Nevada Democrat had broken several vows to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to a vote. The act would bar workplace discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The protesters were booked on one count each of blocking the roadway and obstructing a police officer, both misdemeanors punishable with a fine." READ MORE