Lady Gaga joined a protest march in Portland, Maine, organized by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, to challenge the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Gaga has been vocal about her stance on homosexuals in the military, even taking discharged members of military as her dates to the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 10th. The policy/unspoken rule bans homosexual service personnel from revealing their sexuality.
Giving a nod to Annie Hall, Gaga took to the podium to inspire attendees, according to ContactMusic.com. Check out a video of her speech after the jump.
because don’t ask, don’t tell is wrong. It’s unjust. Doesn’t it seem
that don’t ask, don’t tell is backwards? Doesn’t it seem to be, based
on the constitution of the United States, (that) we’re penalising the
wrong soldier? Doesn’t it seem to you we should send home the prejudice
- the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier. The straight soldier
whose performance in the military is affected because he is
“If you are not honourable enough to fight without prejudice, go home.
“I’m here today because I would like to propose a new law. A
law which sends home the solider which has the problem. Our new law is
called, ‘If you don’t like it, go home.’”
It’s got a nice ring to it.
A key vote on the future of the policy is set for today, September 21st.