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H.E.R.O. and GetEQUAL Confront McCain at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing

H.E.R.O. and GetEQUAL Confront McCain at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing

Activists from GetEQUAL and the Arizona group H.E.R.O. disrupted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday morning to demand that U.S. Senator John McCain end his threat to filibuster an attempt to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Activists from GetEQUAL and the Arizona group H.E.R.O. disrupted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday morning to demand that U.S. Senator John McCain end his threat to filibuster an attempt to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

According to a news release around 10 a.m., “Members of the LGBT civil rights organizations stood up in the middle of the hearing in room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, where they invoked images of those who have stood in the way of civil rights progress in the past and demanded Senator John McCain (R-AZ) immediately end his threat to filibuster language next week that would continue the process of repealing the military’s discriminatory “don’t ask, don’t tell” law.”

Activists held signs saying, "Senator McCain repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, do you want to be the next George Wallace?" and "Senator McCain repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, it’s not too late to change your legacy. "

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