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Gaga for Gay Rights

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Lady Gaga put on a pair of pants today to speak at a rally in Portland, Maine aimed at pressuring Maine’s Republican Senators to vote for a repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which prohibits servicemen from revealing that they are gay and also prohibits recruiters from asking so.

So begins the newest example of celebrities crusading for a cause. Those who watched the MTV Video Music Awards last week remember Lady Gaga not only winning 8 awards, but drawing attention to the fact that she was escorted by servicemen who were discharged from the U.S. military on account of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

The pop star was dressed much more conservatively as she gave her 16 minute, self-written speech to a crowd of over 2,000 people today at the Portland rally than she did at the VMA’s, where she wore an outfit made of meat. Wearing a black suit and a patriotic tie, Gaga stood today in front of a large American flag as she proposed her own solution to soldiers feeling “uncomfortable” in the presence of gay soldiers, a policy she called, “If you don’t like it, go home!”

She is not the first celebrity persona to speak out against the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, has also spoken out publicly against the policy her father supports. However, it is Lady Gaga’s campaign that has won the public appeal.


Written by brennamckinley

September 21, 2010 at 1:08 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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