One of the gay men, Carlos Diaz de Leon, said that on June 29 a guard called the five men "jotos" before saying he didn't allow "gay stuff" at the restaurant.
Both the guard and Diaz de Leon called police, who arrived about an hour later and threatened to charge the men for homosexual conduct under a statute ruled unconstitutional in 2003.
The city of El Paso won't tolerate discrimination against anyone, including gays and lesbians.
That's the message from a resolution that the City Council passed unanimously Tuesday. It reaffirms the city's commitment to "acceptance, tolerance and diversity."
City Manager Joyce Wilson told the council that the Police Department has made a commitment to provide more training to its officers so they can respond better to situations like the one at Chico's.