Gaga Takes On Senate Over ‘DADT’
First Published: September 17, 2010 6:25 PM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lady Gaga continued her fight against the government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on Friday in a new video posted on YouTube, urging her fans to make calls to their elected officials in order to help over turn the ban on gays in the military.
The outspoken Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender advocate directly addressed former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain and other members of congress who are opposed to overturning the policy.
“I’m here to be a voice of my generation,” Gaga said in the video. “Not the generation of the senators who are voting, but for he youth of this country, the generation that is affected by this law and whose children will be affected.”
The singer evoked the Constitution in her plea, saying, “We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality. We’re asking you to do your job, to protect the Constitution.
“Senators, when you’re sending our men and women to war, when you’re sending our wives, husbands, sons and daughters into combat, will you honor their service? Will you support repealing this law on Tuesday and pledge to them that no American’s life is more valuable than another?” she pleaded.
At one point in the video, Gaga calls her own Senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, but is unable to get through.
“I will not stop calling until I reach them to tell them to vote with Sen. Harry Reid to end John McCain’s ‘shameless filibuster,’” she said, referring to the Republican politician’s planned filibuster when the policy comes up for vote in the Senate next week.
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