Now this is a true icon. Not just music, not just fashion, not just artifice – but actual intelligence and bravery to tow the line. For that, I will applaud thee Lady Gaga.
Only a few days after appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards with discharged service members, Gaga has been campaigning hard to get individuals like you and I to call our representatives and get them to vote for a repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that was created in 1993, which effectively prohibits any gay man or woman to serve openly in the armed services.
In this clip, Gaga addresses several senators by name – including Republicans John McCain, Mitch McConnell and James Inhofe, asking them to vote in favor of the Defense Authorization Bill, which includes the important language that would repeal DADT.
“I am here to be a voice for my generation, not the generation of the senators who are voting, but for the youth of this country, the generation that is affected by this law and whose children will be affected,” she continued. “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.”
To get involved, visit SLDN.org and get in touch with your representative’s office today!