SEPT. 21: REPEAL DON'T ASK - DON'T TELL (video and picture heavy)
Ever since I saw her escorted to the MTV Awards by servicemembers impacted by the don't ask/don't tell policy I knew this would take off. She is such a proponent and fighter for the gay community - it makes my little heart flutter with more love for her.
The final hour has arrived. Today at 2:15 PM ET, the full Senate will determine whether "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal will move forward this year. For repeal to happen, we need 60 votes to break Senator John McCain (R-AZ)'s expected filibuster. All supporters must call their senators now.
Call both your senators at the Capitol switchboard right now and urge them to vote to end the filibuster and move on to a real debate on the Defense bill.
These senators are currently uncommitted on breaking the filibuster and particularly need to hear from us today:
--Susan Collins (R-ME);
--Olympia Snowe (R-ME);
--Mark Pryor (D-AR);
--Richard Lugar (R-IN);
--Judd Gregg (R-NH);
--Jim Webb (D-VA);
--George Voinovich (R-OH);
--Kit Bond (R-MO)
The 24-year-old singer also drew cheers by proposing a new law, titled, "If you don't like it, go home," which would remove homophobic straight soldiers from the military instead of gay soldiers.
"If you are not honorable enough to fight without prejudice, go home," she shouted.
Opponents of the 1993 ban have urged Snowe and Collins, both of whom oppose the policy, to join Democrats and help shut down a Republican-led filibuster of a defense authorization bill that would repeal the restriction. Democrats are unlikely to muster the 60-vote supermajority needed to get the bill to the Senate floor without their support. But in statements issued Monday, both senators indicated they would vote with GOP leaders and block the measure.
This was a motivating speech. If you didn't feel it CHECK YOUR PULSE! At one point Terry Richardson is on stage taking pictures of the beautiful crowd - I can't wait to see what the camera captured. If you don't visit Terry's Diary on the daily - chop chop - it is funny/exciting/erotic/etc....
Gaga speaking about DADT - Shot by: Terry Richardson:
Gaga talking about DADT - before hitting the stage:
Gaga speaking to a crowd about DADT in Maine:
CNN - Lady Gaga rallies for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal in Maine
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
YouTube - Official Lady Gaga
YouTube - AP Video