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10/11/2010

Developing: 'We'll Give When We GetEqual'

by Jeremy Hooper

The GetEQUAL kids just tweeted some pics from outside a Democratic fundraiser in Miami, where both President Obama and Speaker Pelosi are scheduled to speak:

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More to come.

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*UPDATE: I've been told that this effort will be growing over the next hour or so. The protest includes these ground signs, weather balloons with banners, and more: BREAKING: GetEqual protesting Obama high-dollar fundraiser in Miami; sending weather balloons over NBA star's house; more to come [Americablog Gay]

**MORE from Americablog: "Three full boat-loads of press and protesters have now launched, and are heading towards Mourning's house by sea... "

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**John Aravosis posted this brief vid:

There are apparently two more boats carrying both protestors and media.

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**The plan, according to GetEqual release: "From the bay abutting Mourning’s home, a second swarm of LGBT activists [will arrive] by boats with two 40 ft. signs and [shout] via bullhorns “End the Discharges Now” and “We’ll Give When We GetEQUAL”.

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**More from Brad Luna, writing for AmericaBlog:

UPDATE: 5:42PM - Robin McGehee of GetEqual, who is on one of the boats heading for Mourning's house, has just texted "Mission Accomplished." We assume this means she has reached the position in the water off of the house, and the action is underway, including bull horns, weather balloons with signs, 40ft signs saying "stop the discharges now," and an extra large/loud sound system booming quotes of the President himself making gay rights promises. [SOURCE]

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*UPDATE, 6:30: From White House pool report:

"As [POTUS] is speaking, air horns can be heard across the bay, and pool is told by a GetEQUAL spokesman that they are activists protesting the administration on Don't Ask Don't Tell. Appear to have several small boats, at one point pool can hear some yelling. Some members of the audience look over but noise is not loud enough to disrupt and POTUS continues uninterrupted."

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