Robin McGehee, Dan Choi arrested at Harry Reid protest

Tue. July 20, 2010 9:14 PM by

Los Vegas, Nevada - Gay activists Robin McGehee and Army Lt. Dan Choi are among a group of seven activists arrested in Las Vegas protesting against Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

DC gay weekly Metro Weekly is reporting that as many as seven GetEQUAL protesters have been taken into custody or detained.

The group blocked traffic on the Las Vegas strip with a large banner that read: "REID NO ONE CAN DO MORE? GETEQUAL.ORG." A second smaller banner hanging from a pedestrian overpass read "REID PASS ENDA NOW."

The action stopped traffic for about 10 minutes at about 1:15PM, gay glossy The Advocate reported.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender protections), stalled out in committee earlier this year.

McGehee led six other GetEQUAL activists in interrupting a House committee hearing to demand movement of the bill in March.

Holding a sign a read "GetEQUAL Pass ENDA," McGehee asked Chairman George Miller to end the delays.

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