February 23, 2017  

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repealed, Lady GaGa Burst in Tears

December 20, 2010 (3:56 am) GMT
Saying she's 'so proud to be American', GaGa regretted the fact that she was not home to celebrate the lifting of gay ban in U.S. military.
Lady GaGa

burst into tears when she heard politicians have voted to lift the ban on gay men and women openly serving in the U.S. army - insisting she feels "so proud to be an American". The pop superstar has long campaigned for gay rights and she has been a fierce opponent of the country's controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy, which required homosexuals to hide their orientation or risk losing their job.

Politicians in the U.S. Senate repealed the law on Friday, December 17 and GaGa has now spoken of her delight. She took to Twitter.com to post a picture of herself smiling and holding a sign reading, "Full equality", adding in a message, "Can't hold back the tears + pride. We did it! Our voice was heard + today the Senate repealed DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 years... Today I am so proud to be American. I wish I was home so I could throw a Parade. We are on the way... to full equal."

Other stars have joined Gaga in praising the move - wrote on Twitter, "Supporting all our troops!... Congrats 2 US!!! repeal of DADT & 17 years of allowing human rights violations. There's hope after all."

Gay pop star wrote, "One step closer to equality!! DADT is gone! Historical!", while actor added, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed! So proud of Congress for making the right decision. Now all soldiers can serve with integrity. A great day!"

More Lady GaGa News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'The Voice' Season 12 Sneak Peek: Watch 29-Year-Old J. Chosen Blow the Coaches' Mind
  2. Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Saying Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs
  3. See Lethal Charlize Theron in New 'Atomic Blonde' Poster
  4. Brooklyn Beckham Gets Dating Advice From Anais Gallagher
  5. Nicole Scherzinger Goes Underwear Free in Dazzling Dress at BRIT Awards After-Party
  6. 'This Is Us' to Bring Back Ron Cephas Jones in Season 2 After That Emotional Road Trip
  7. Gigi and Bella Hadid Go Vampy for Milan Fashion Week
  8. NBC's 'Taken' Opening Scene Reveals How Bryan Mills' Sister Is Murdered