Lady Gaga Repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
Lady Gaga is continuing her ongoing support of a repeal to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding openly gay members of the military, posting a new PSA video online last night:
“We’ve known for many years that an overwhelming majority of Americans are ready to repeal,” Gaga says in the backstage video. “Senators, you have been put on notice by me and by the people of this country. You said you would debate and address this law when the Pentagon returned with a strategy, and tomorrow morning you will have it. So will you keep your word? Please keep your word.”
In September 2010, she spoke at a rally in favor of repealing the US military’s Don’t ask, don’t tell policy, which prohibits lesbian, gay and bisexual people from serving openly, and released an online video urging her fans to contact their Senators in an effort to get the policy overturned. Editors of The Advocate commented that she had become the “fierce advocate” for gays and lesbians that future president Barack Obama had promised to be during his campaign.