5 Arrested in Marriage Protest
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 04 2011 5:30 PM ET
Five members of the activist group Queer Rising were arrested Monday for blocking traffic in a demonstration against New York State's inability to pass marriage equality legislation.
The protesters gathered in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's midtown Manhattan office during the evening rush hour. The five arrested for blocking traffic were Natasha Dillon (26, lesbian activist); Kevin Donohue (51, gay Jewish activist); Melissa Kleckner (31, straight ally); Ali Lozano (20, lesbian student activist); and Robert Moore (30, gay Mormon activist), according to Towleroad.
According to a press release, the protest is part of a series of direct actions calling on the New York legislature to pass a marriage equality law.
At Grand Central Station, a drag queen wedding took place, with 10 drag queens enacting a ceremony to raise awareness about the need for marriage equality laws.