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Gay rights group GetEqual says it will close down Market Street in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood Thursday night with a sign reading, "Pelosi: When Jobs are Lost, the Market Stops."
The group says it will also be protesting Rep. George Miller, a Pelosi ally, over the lack of progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The protest stems from an incident Wednesday night at a debate between Miller and his Republican opponent Rick Tubbs.
Reads a quote from the press release:
"Why is the Speaker of the House, who hails from the gayest city in America, blocking legislation that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers from workplace discrimination? Every day we live without the passage of ENDA is another day Congress turns a blind eye to discrimination against the LGBT community," said Gabriel Haaland, spokesperson for Pride at Work and city-wide elected DCCC Committee Member. "Most LGBT workers have no protections from workplace discrimination. ENDA would provide legal protection against discrimination nationally. Speaker Pelosi has repeatedly promised to schedule a vote on ENDA, but has yet to fulfill those promises. The time to pass ENDA is now. The overwhelming majority of Americans support it; the politicians promised it. No more broken promises. We demand that Speaker Pelosi stop blocking ENDA and schedule a vote, now."
Read more on the planned protest here.