Lady Gaga wants homophobics out of US military

The 24-year-old singer has a huge gay fan following and has been vocal about her opposition to the controversial 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy.


In the rally, organised by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Gaga called on local Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to vote to repeal the policy.

She also proposed a new policy - to throw homophobic soldiers out of the military.

Taking to the stage to huge cheers, the gay icon said, "I'm here because 'Don't ask, don't tell' is wrong. It's unjust. Doesn't it seem to be, based on the constitution of the United States, (that) we're penalising the wrong soldier?"

 

"Doesn't it seem to you we should send home the prejudice - the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier. The straight soldier whose performance in the military is affected because he is homophobic... If you are not honourable enough to fight without prejudice, go home," she said.

"I'm here today because I would like to propose a new law. A law which sends home the solider which has the problem. Our new law is called, 'If you don't like it, go home'," Gaga added.

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