With Tuesday's ruling denying the
Pentagon a delay on ending the gay ban “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,”
we offer a flashback of celebrity views on the subject.
Celebrities talked about the policy
that bans gay troops from serving openly as they attended this year's
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in
“I think it should be abolished,”
star Jane Lynch told iReport blogger Chris Morrow. “And it
doesn't look like Obama, our fella, is going to do that right away.
He's taking his time.”
“It's passe and old-fashioned” pop
singer Adam Lambert, who came out gay last year on the cover of
Rolling Stone, said.
Three-time U.S. National Figure Skating
champion Johnny Weir said being gay should be irrelevant to military
“I think it doesn't matter what
somebody is,” Weir said. “I think it matters who they are. And
that's something that I stand by very firmly. I mean, if you want to
fight in the military, God bless you. We need more heroes in this
world. Whether you're gay or straight it doesn't matter, you're
fighting for this country.”