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Robin McGehee Released from Jail After DADT Protest Arrest: Video

Robin McGehee Released from Jail After DADT Protest Arrest: Video

Robin McGehee, who was arrested Thursday with Lt. Dan Choi at the White House as part of the "don't ask, don't tell" protest, filmed a statement explaining why GetEqual is taking action and pushing for the repeal of DADT.  After chaining herself to the White House fence in an effort to expedite change to an outdated law, McGehee says, "Today we came with a message that we are tired of waiting. We're tired of empty promises and continued excuses and we really want action." Watch the video here. 

Robin McGehee, who was arrested Thursday with Lt. Dan Choi and Cpt. James Pietrangelo at the White House as part of the "don't ask, don't tell" protest, filmed a statement explaining why GetEqual is taking action and pushing for the repeal of DADT.

After helping Choi handcuff himself to the White House fence in an effort to expedite change to an outdated law, McGehee says, "Today we came with a message that we are tired of waiting. We're tired of empty promises and continued excuses and we really want action."

"We believe we need to do more than lobbying, making phone calls, and giving money to people who are not making true to the promises we were given. And that's the reason that we organized with Lt. Dan Choi and Cpt. James Pietrangelo today, to take action at the White House where true pressure needs to be given. Everyone knows that without repeal language added to the defense authorization bill, that there is not a true course or a true plan of action that will be successful by this year's end."

McGehee stresses the importance that everyone needs to do more than lobby and take action, stating, "Help us get equal atGetEqual.org."

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