Here's GetEqual's Press Release:
There is quite a bit of debate on whether these tactics will have a positive or negative outcome. Before you judge, realize that these veterans are risking their pensions in this protest and detention. For one of them, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, this detention puts her in a precarious position as a transwoman. If you're interested in why she chose to participate in a protest about a piece of legislation that would not even effect transgender service members, check out Pam's House Blend.
As for me, I think this is the way to go. We've tried to talk to politicians. We've given them our time and our money and our vote. Yet they continue to set aside LGBT issues once in office. To affect change in Civil Rights after all other avenues have failed us, we are left with protest. Non-violent protest has a proven track record. I applaud Get Equal for taking a stand.
These are the kind of people we want defending our nation - those who are willing to make personal sacrifices for the greater good.