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DADT Protesters Head to Court

DADT Protesters Head to Court


A group of demonstrators who were arrested last year for protesting "don't ask, don't tell" at the White House are scheduled to head to federal court Friday and may face up to six months in prison if found guilty.

The 13 activists, including eight veterans, were charged for violating the orders of a federal law enforcement officer, according to The Washington Post.

Mara Boyd, a protester who was discharged by the Air Force in 2003 under the ban on openly gay and lesbian solders, said she joined the group chaining themselves to the White House fence because she simply wants to finish serving her country.

"I was tired of empty promises and delays and politicians -- including our president -- telling me and other gay veterans and service members to just wait your turn, that other things are more pressing," she told the Post Thursday.

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