Lady Gaga is speaking at the University of Southern Maine campus right now to rally for the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
She believes sexual orientation should be irrelevant for service members. She’s been tweeting her over six million followers to support her rally with the Service Members Legal Defense Network and she’s imploring them to contact their members of Congress to push for repeal, which Senator John McCain is adamantly opposing.
Listen, I say Go Gaga for standing up against sexual orientation discrimination. You wouldn’t ask someone to hide their religion, race, or ethnicity to serve in the military. And you wouldn’t be able to kick them out of service, if they had “hidden” their racial or religious identity. Why should men and women who want to serve their country in the most patriotic way imaginable or who have been serving their country — be forced out of service because of their sexual orientation.
Surely, this is a form of discrimination that we shouldn’t tolerate. Gaga has videotaped a thoughtful announcement on the topic and has featured heartfelt and heartbreaking video of service men and women who love America but don’t want to hide their sexual orientation any longer.
The Pentagon’s spokesperson, Col. David Lapan says “we’re not” following Gaga’s rally.
I say — why not? She’s an American, so is everyone rallying and so are her 6,000,000 followers. Doesn’t the Pentagon care what millions of Americans think?
Senator John McCain is leading the charge against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as a policy. But even his daughter Meghan McCain has tweeted “I am against DADT” and “I love my father very much and we disagree.”