13 Chicago Gay Rights Activists Arrested in ENDA Sit-In
Thirteen gay activists in Chicago have been arrested, cited, and released following a flashmob and sit-in protest at Senator Dick Durbin's office over his lack of response to a pledge to support a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
The group reports:
"The activists arrived in Senator Durbin's office at noon during a protest in support of ENDA that was taking place in front of the Federal Building. With Pledge in hand they arrived and stated they would not leave until the Senator signed the pledge. The Senator was not in the Chicago office and when the group asked to speak to the Senator via phone, they were told 'that is not possible.' They refused to leave until the pledge was signed. The staffer then called the Federal authorities to have them removed from the office.
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