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Arrests Made at John Boehner's Office as GetEQUAL Protests Lack of Movement on ENDA

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Arrests are being made at a GetEQUAL protest over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) at House Speaker John Boehner's office, according to Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner, who tweets these photos.

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After several of the GetEqual activists told their stories of discrimination — or, in one case, a mother’s story about discrimination faced by her daughter — they then demanded that Boehner commit to holding a vote on ENDA in 2013. When told that their message would be taken to Boehner but no commitment was given, the activists began a sit-in in Boehner’s office.

After Capitol Police told the protesters that they could not yell or sit in Boehner’s office without the office’s permission, they went into the hallway. At that point, they sat down again and began chanting until officers began making arrests.

Those arrested included Watkins and Corey Phillips of Ohio and mother and daughter Cindy Candia and Kaya Candia-Almanza, Koby Ozias, Carey Dunn and Erin Jennings of Texas.

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  1. It's Pat!

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 13, 2013 12:22:47 PM


  2. The guy holding the "it's time to pass enda" sign. Get a load of how he is standing. Does he think he's on a runway?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 13, 2013 12:23:46 PM


  3. @David Hearne -- SHUT UP! MAYBE HE'S BEEN STANDING THERE FOR A LONG TIME! IS IT HIS FAULT HE'S GOT A BAD BACK? MAYBE HIS REALLY CUTE SIGN IS HEAVY! LEAVE HIM ALONE! And...don't mess with my man. :)

    Posted by: Gigi | Jun 13, 2013 12:36:39 PM


  4. When will the LGBT community learn that a Executive Order won't help us, Yes Obama could sign one that bans federal contractors from discriminating against us, then the next President can cancel it. We need The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). not an executive order, since the order would only be a temporary fix.

    Posted by: james | Jun 13, 2013 1:54:26 PM


  5. Attacking Boehner? Good. Attacking Michelle Obama, not so much.

    Posted by: DavidR | Jun 13, 2013 1:55:08 PM


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