Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against DADT
We already told you a few days ago that [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] was passionate about Congress repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in the military. Now the outspoken popstar is going a step further by taking to the internet to inspire fans to follow her lead.
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[lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] released a video today via YouTube, asking senators to repeal the controversial rule that discharges soldiers if their superior officers find out that they are gay.
Senator John McCain has threatened to filibuster if the issue comes to a vote. [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] called the former presidential candidate out, while speaking about one of the discharged soldiers she met:
Just like you Senator McCain, a distinguished veteran who loves his country, Mike would’ve done anything during his time of duty to protect America.
The 24-year-old singer encouraged her fans to call their representatives in support of the cause. She even attempted to place a call to her senator, Chuck Schumer, but his voicemail inbox was full. She said she will continue to call him until her voice is heard.
Gaga reiterated that she believes this is not about whether you support homosexuality, rather, it is a basic human rights issue:
We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality. We’re asking you to do your job. To protect the Constitution.
You can check out her full message below. Let us know what you think in the comments!