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Fresh off an action Monday that interrupted President Barack Obama while he spoke at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, a coalition of groups announced a protest at the White House May 2 to urge the immediate repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The news release from GetEqual, TalkAboutEquality.org, and Queer Rising stresses the urgency for President Obama to act within the next 30 days to include repeal within the Defense Authorization Bill.
"Right now the President has the ability to transmit to the Senate Armed Services Committee his recommendations (Transmittals) for repeal of DADT to be included in the Defense Authorization Bill. President Obama has the power to push for repeal -- yet he is doing nothing. The President is not keeping his promise to the LGBTQ community," says the release.
The rally is scheduled for noon, according to the release.
The last time DADT repeal advocates gathered at the White House for an unannounced action in March, Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo were arrested for chaining themselves to the fence.