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Lady Gaga responds to Don't Ask, Don't Tell defeat

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Lady-GagaImage Credit: Cliff Kucine/Getty ImagesLady Gaga, who gave a speech in Maine on Monday, continued the drumbeat for the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, even as Senators balked at a bill that would open the door to changing the controversial restrictions on openly homosexual soldiers serving in the armed forces. Gaga posted a message on her website, writing, “Today was an enormous disappointment, for myself, and for many young American people. Not only because Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was not repealed by our senators, but moreover because legislative procedure is being abused to stop public business, public debates, from happening while America is watching…. I will keep fighting, I will not give up.”

The singer also tweeted to Arizona Republican John McCain, “the language in defense bill says it will not enforce DADT repeal until pentagon review + president signs. Why block debate?”

McCain hadn’t responded from his own Twitter account.

Read more:
Lady Gaga at ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ rally in Maine: Watch her speech here
Lady Gaga asks the Senate to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Watch her political advocacy clip here

Originally posted September 22 2010 — 12:04 PM EDT

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