Singer dubs law 'against all that we stand for as Americans'
Lady Gaga has attacked the US military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) policy after joining a gay rights group for a march yesterday (September 20).
Appearing in front of an American flag wearing a blazer, tie and large glasses, the singer addressed the crowd at Deering Oaks Park in Portland, Maine in a bid to have the controversial law abolished.
She described the policy, which forbids military recruiters from asking about people’s sexual orientations and prohibits service members from revealing if they’re gay, as “against all that we stand for as Americans”.
“If Congress and the president are not going to repeal this DADT policy then they should be more clear with us who our military is protecting, who our tax dollars are supporting,” she added.
She then said that “we should be sending home the straight soldier whose performance is being affected by his homophobia”.
A key senate vote today (September 21) will decide whether to begin debate on legislation that includes a repeal of the policy, reports BBC Newsbeat.
The star recently called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to repeal the policy, and wore a meat outfit at the MTV VMA Awards to draw attention to her views.