Lady Gaga Releases Another Video Urging the Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:44:25
Pop megastar Lady Gaga is still urging the government to repeal of a US law forbidding gays from serving openly in the military, as lawmakers prepared Tuesday to receive a report on the effects of ending the controversial ban, reports The Associated Press.
"The Senate needs to get this bill passed this year to repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell,' otherwise it can take years for it to happen," the singer said in the two-minute long YouTube video released late Monday.
"We have to end this law because it reinforces discrimination and it's setting a bad example," said the ever-fashionable Gaga.
"We've known for many years that an overwhelming majority of Americans are ready to repeal," Gaga also said, suggesting that some of the recent gay suicides due to bullying are mirrored by the military's ban of openly gay servicemen and women. She made mention of "government repression that is killing our youth."
Gaga also said, "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?"
The US military's report on lifting a ban on gays serving openly in uniform is a move that some say could prompt action in Congress. President Barack Obama already has said he favors ending the ban.
What do you think of the repeal on "Don't Ask Don't Tell?" Personally, I think they should repeal it and I love that Gaga is using her star power to try and enact some change. Go Gaga!