Lady Gaga Rallies to Overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (VIDEO)

By: / September 20, 2010

Lady Gaga has taken her campaign to get the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” legislation repealed on the road.

The “Alejandro” singer appeared at a rally in Portland, Maine, on Monday and delivered a heart-stirring speech on the matter. Gaga urged her fans last week to lobby their representatives to change the law, which requires gay and lesbian military personnel to serve so long as they remain closeted.

Taking the stage in a suit and tie and large glasses, the gay-friendly chanteuse intoned,

“To the senate, to Americans, to [Republican Senators] Olympia Snowe [and] Susan Collins, both of Maine, and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Equality is the prime rib of America. Equality is the prime rib of what we stand for as a nation. And I don’t get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer. Are you listening?”

A vote to repeal the legislation, which was enacted as a compromise in 1993, is scheduled for the Senate tomorrow. The measure to repeal requires at least 60 votes, at least one of them Republican, to move forward.

Check out video of Gaga’s DADT speech below. Where do you stand on the issue of gay people serving in the military? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


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