Monday, September 20, 2010

Lady Gaga on DADT

I'm not a huge Lady Gaga fan, but her music is cool, its just some of the stunts that she has pulled are kind of annoying and somewhat disrespectful of others. I think with this she has regained some of my respect. She really lays out the truth about this policy and how it harms individuals and the military readiness. It's nice to see celebrities take an open stance on such a controversial subject.
The US Military's policy of  "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is a policy that does more harm than good. I like many of fellow sailor, soldiers and airmen have served this country with honor. I don't know why many people think that if the military allows gay and lesbians to serve openly the barracks will become some mad gay orgy. We only want to serve and be ourselves and not have to hide who we really are. Living in or out of the closet in many cases is a personal choice, but we should be the ones that are able to make that choice. Mentally it is healthier to those sailors,soldiers and airmen, not to have to look over their shoulders and worry if they will be outed.

TODAY: Veterans, Lady Gaga Go to Maine in Grassroots Push to Break Filibuster and Pass “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) will be holding a grassroots rally with young people near the University of Southern Maine campus on today at 4:00 p.m. ET, at Deering Oaks Park, Portland, ME, in a major Senate push to break the expected filibuster by Sen. John McCain of the National Defense Authorization Act, to which repeal is included. The key U.S. Senate vote is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Keep updated on Twitter with the hashtag: #4the14k Sign up here.

Answer Lady Gaga's call for action!

Tell your home state senators to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by voting the week of September 20 in Washington, D.C.

Here’s the phone number to the Capitol switchboard – they’re staffed 24 hours a day: (202) 224-3121.

Need to know the name of your senator? Ask the operator and you’ll be transferred.

What to say while on the phone:

--Tell your senators to vote with Sen. Reid and Sen. Carl Levin in opposing the filibuster, defeat amendments to strike repeal, and defeat any crippling amendments.

--Senators should follow the lead of Sen. Carl Levin who will be managing the defense bill.
Join the fight and keep updated on repeal! Sign up now.

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