San Francisco outlets are reporting that nearly a dozen gay activists were arrested Thursday night protesting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Members of the group GetEQUAL first rallied at Harvey Milk Plaza then marched to the corner of Market and Castro Street, where they unfurled a banner that read, “When Jobs are Lost, the Market Stops.”

The group also targeted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in July, tying up traffic on the Las Vegas strip with a large banner that read: “REID NO ONE CAN DO MORE? GETEQUAL.ORG.”

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

“Speaker Pelosi has repeatedly promised to schedule a vote on ENDA, but has yet to fulfill those promises,” said Gabriel Haaland, spokesman for Pride at Work, in a GetEQUAL statement on the protest. “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.”

The bill, which was first introduced in 1994, is a priority for gay activists. Pelosi and Reid say they back its passage, but with midterm elections in sight, Democrats are increasingly shying away from social issues.

As recently as July, Pelosi said ENDA would need to keep on the back burner until “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay troops from serving openly, is repealed.