Lady Gaga is speaking out again in support of equal rights for all. The pop megastar has just released a video message asking the U.S. Senate to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which bans gay and lesbian Americans from serving openly in the military. (Legislation that could repeal the policy has already been passed in the House of Representatives.)
In the seven-minute black-and-white clip, which Gaga made for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, she wears a suit and tie in front of an American flag and explains why “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” violates the rights of men and women who want to serve their country. “Not only is the law unconsitutional, but it’s not even being properly or fairly enforced by the government,” Gaga says. “I am here to be a voice for my generation. Not the generation of the senators who are voting, but for the youth of this country. The generation that is affected by this law, and whose children will be affected. We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality. We are asking you to do your job — to protect the Constitution.”
Click through to the jump to see Lady Gaga’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” clip.
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