Gay icon Lady Gaga released a video on
Friday backing repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law
that bans gay troops from serving openly.
The Alejandro singer pointed her
more than six million Twitter followers to the YouTube clip with the
short tweet: “A message from Lady Gaga to the US Senate.”
Seated in front of an American flag, a
blond-haired Lady Gaga urges her fans to get involved in the fight to
overturn the law that prescribes discharge for gay and lesbian
service members who do not remain celibate or closeted.
“I am here to be the voice of my
generation, not the generation of the senators who are voting, but
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 of the moral implications of homosexuality,
we're asking you to do your job: To protect the constitution.”
The video comes after Lady Gaga walked
the Video Music Awards red carpet escorted by four gay military
veterans impacted by the policy and after exchanging
tweets on the subject with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Reid has promised a vote on repeal next