Video: Lady Gaga Speaks at 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Rally
Lady Gaga appeared at a rally in Portland, Me. Monday afternoon (Sept. 20) to speak out against the military's "don't ask, don't tell policy."
Speaking at the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus, Gaga told the crowd, "I'm here because 'don't ask, don't tell' is wrong. It's unjust. And fundamentally, it is against all that we stand for as "Americans."
Video: Part one of Gaga's "don't ask, don't tell" rally speech
"If Congress and the president are not going to repeal this DADT policy then they should be more clear with us who our military is protecting, who are tax dollars are supporting," Gaga continued.
Gaga made a strong stand, suggesting not only that "don't ask, don't tell" be repealed, but that prejudice against homosexuals be eliminated from the military. "We should be sending home the straight soldier whose performance is being affected by his homophobia," said Gaga.
Video: Part two of Gaga's "don't ask, don't tell" rally speech
"Equality is the prime rib of America," Gaga added. "But because I am gay, I don't get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer."
Referencing her "meat dress" at the VMAs, Gaga said, "Shouldn't everyone deserve the right to wear the same meat dress that I do? Repeal DADT or go home."
Gaga Daily streamed live video of the rally.