Two days before a
federal judge ruled “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” unconstitutional,
gay icon Lady GaGa met with gay troops impacted by the policy.
The Alejandro singer met with
clients of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the
largest group lobbying for repeal of the law that prohibits gay
troops from serving openly, that have been discharged from the
military for violating the policy.
Lady GaGa stressed the need for repeal
of the law that prescribes discharge for gay and lesbian service
members who do not remain celibate or closeted before taking to the
stage in Washington D.C.
“Lady GaGa's recognition of these
fine patriots casts a spotlight on the unjust burden that 'Don't Ask,
Don't Tell' imposes upon the brave men and women who defend our
country every day, and further underscores why the Senate must
swiftly act to get rid of this despicable law for good,” Aubrey
Sarvis, executive director of SLDN, said.
The 24-year-old singer is a strong
supporter of gay rights.