In 1993 the law Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was passed with the promise that the Government will not ask to tell or disclose the sexual orientation of our Soldiers. However, thousands of Soldiers are being discharged from under the Don‘t Ask Don‘t Tell law. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) may have research proving the Government is using Gay Profiling to seek out soldiers to discharge them under this law by searching through e-mails and personal belongings, if this is true it would be violating the law entirely.
Unfortunately today the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law which violates the Civil Rights of our Troops was not repealed. Here is a quote from the Lady Gaga Official Website on this matter: “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 Not only because Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was not repealed by our Senators, but moreover because Legislative Procedure is being abused to stop public business, public debates, from happening while America is watching. There was a debate today, we just didn’t get to watch it. Instead, it has been customary now for antiquated procedures and partisan politics to take precedence over debate, America’s needs, and today, sadly, over the needs of US Troops. I will keep fighting, I will not give up. I am passionate about the rights of the LGBT Community and SLDN and I will continue to activate as many young people as I can, and encourage them to get politically involved in their future.” Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has joined the fight of this ongoing issue and has brought it to the attention of many more Americans. This fight does not have to end today, educate yourself and you can make a difference while fighting for the rights of our Soldiers.
Get additional information from the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) at www.sldn.org.