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September 17th, 2010
For all of her over the top fashion statements and publicity stunts, Lady Gaga can certainly get serious when she needs to, especially when it comes to supporting equal rights. Yesterday she posted a video on YouTube addressing the U.S. senate and their anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the military.
In the seven-minute, black-and-white clip she made with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Gaga is seated in front of the American flag where she explains the policy and how it threatens the freedom of thousands of Americans willing to defend their country. “It is my belief that no one person is more valuable than another,” she puts it bluntly.
“Not only is the law unconsitutional, but it’s not even being properly or fairly enforced by the government,” Gaga adds. “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.”
You can check out the full video below.
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