On Sunday’s Sept. 12 MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga
was flanked by former servicemembers who had been discharged from the military for being gay.
It was a very public statement on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy that former President Bill Clinton
passed in 1994 and was recently ruled unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips
Today, the pop star asked her fans on her website
to help get “DADT” repealed.
]]>“Lady Gaga and SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network) need your help to repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’,” the statement reads. “The policy of the United States’ military that forbids gay and lesbian soldiers from being open about their sexuality.”
In their call to action
, SLDN and Lady Gaga asks her fans to contact their home state senators and ask them to end “DADT” before a pivotal vote on Sept. 20 in Washington D.C.
If you don’t know who your senator is, you can call the Capital switchboard at 202-224-3121 and it can transfer you to the correct person.
Judge Phillips’ ruling is expected to face appeals by the U.S. Justice Department even as President Barack Obama
has publicly stated that “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ doesn’t contribute to our national security. . . . Preventing patriotic Americans from serving their country weakens our national security. . . .”
Will you be joining Lady Gaga’s stand against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?
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