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

Lady Gaga Rallies to Overturn Don't Ask, Don't Tell (VIDEO)-photo

Lady Gaga has taken her campaign to get the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" legislation repealed on the road.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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  • sara
    sara

    being gay should not interfere with serving the country in the military. it doesn't effect how you perform, so why should it effect whether you should stay in there or not? well idk if im right or not but when i see gay men walking around they kinda act like a 5 year old girl not like a woman what am i saying i cant believe im commenting on this but i guess my point is you need to be tough when your in the military not soft like the gays . you get what i mean

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    being gay should not interfere with serving the country in the military. it doesn't effect how you perform, so why should it effect whether you should stay in there or not?

  • dkATL
    dkATL

    Lady GaGa is still missing the point . Gay is wrong . If we were all gay the human race would fade out of existence If we were all Christian, the human race would fade out much quicker.

  • Believer
    Believer

    Lady GaGa is still missing the point . Gay is wrong . If we were all gay the human race would fade out of existence

  • snz
    snz

    I know that my father could have cared less who was gay or straight while he was a gunner in WW11 at the age of 16 fighting Kamakazis. In the military just do your job! No one should ask and no one should ever need to tell. Military or on the job . . . your sex life should be private. How do you take anyone serious with a name like Gaga?! Those are the first words out of a baby's mouth. Serve next to the soldier in Afghanistan and then try to use the metaphor of meat. Shameful!