Gay rights group Get Equal heckled President Obama Monday as he spoke at a fundraiser in California for fellow Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer.

“What about 'don't ask, don't tell',” one protester yelled.

“We are going to do that,” Obama said, then, raising his hand he added: “Hey, hold on a second. We are going to do that.”

The protesters continued, chanting “Yes we can” over the president's remarks.

After waiting about 30 seconds, Obama said: “Guys, guys, I agree.”

“What the young man was talking about was we need to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell,' which I agree with. And which we have begun to do. But let me say this: When you got an ally like Barbara Boxer and you got an ally like me, who are standing for the same thing, then you don't know exactly why you got to holler because we already hear you.”

The protest was staged by GetEqual, the nascent gay rights group led by lesbian activist Robin McGehee. The group is calling on activists to apply greater pressure – most likely including greater civil disobedience – on lawmakers to pass two major gay rights bills that appear to be stalling out in Congress and repeal “don't ask, don't tell,” the policy that bans gay troops from serving openly.

GetEqual was also behind last month's “don't ask, don't tell” protest at the White House that got three activists arrested, including McGehee and Lt. Dan Choi, one of the most visible opponents of the policy.

The president also suggested that the protesters should be yelling at people who do not agree with repeal of the law.