Lady Gaga: Political Activist At Maine Rally
Lady Gaga is not wasting any time. She continues lobbying for the ending of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that says gay people should keep the secret on their orientation or they can risk being rejected from the military forces.
The main idea of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy says that gay people can not serve in the army if they are open about their sexual orientation. And Gaga felt that this is very wrong and someone has to speak up in the name of all those that are discriminated by this law. And the singer opted for a conservative wear as she had a pantsuit and while shirt at the Maine rally. The rally was held in Portland, Maine and it was organized by The Service Members Legal Defence Network, Reuters reported. They hoped that this way they will manage to put a pressure on Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to vote in favor of the repeal.
“On my way to Deering Oaks Park, I have been writing my repeal DADT rally address for 48hrs. It’s called “THE PRIME RIB OF AMERICA,” Lady Gaga wrote in her Twitter page before participating at the Maine rally.
The singer started her speech by saying that she had written every word herself and named it “The Prime Rib of America.” Gaga talked about 17 minutes and said that “Equality is the prime rib of America,” trying to convince the senators to vote for the repeal of the legislation. “My name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta,” she said at the end of her speech. “I am an American citizen. To the Senate, to Americans, to Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Susan Collins — both from Maine — and Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts: Equality is the prime rib of America. Equality is the prime rib of what we stand for as a nation. And I don’t get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat that my country has to offer,” Gaga added.
“I thought equality was non-negotiable,” “I’m here because they inspire me… I’m here because ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is wrong, it’s unjust and fundamentally it is against all we stand for as Americans,” Gaga said.
“Are you listening?” she continued. “Shouldn’t everyone deserve the right to wear the same meat dress that I did? Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ or go home,” Gaga screamed.
Well, it seems that Lady Gaga really believes in what she does and she definitely believes that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is an unjust policy. And we must say that she was dressed up to the event. Besides opting for a less controversial outfit, Gaga decided for a tie with the American flag stars on and glasses to make her outfit even more serious. She used a dark trouser suit and a white wig. However, Gaga’s speech comes now because today the US Senate is about to decide whether they will end the debate and let the bill go to the floor for a vote.
Anyway Lady Gaga made a similar requirement when she posted a video on Twitter in which she asked her fans to urge the US Senate to overturn the 1993 legislation by contacting their local senators personally, as she did herself by the end of the video. “Since then (1993) 14,000 Americans have been discharged from the armed forces, refused the right to serve their country and sent home regardless of honorable service or how valuable they may have been to their units,” Gaga said in the video. Who would have imagined her lobbying to change a US policy? “I am here to be a voice for my generation,” Gaga concluded.11