Lady Gaga and Other Celebs Tout “Don’t Ask” Repeal

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    Recording artist Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 20.

    Celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres voiced their support through Twitter about yesterday’s Senate repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, E! Online reported.

    "Can't hold back the tears + pride," Gaga wrote on her Twitter page. "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 Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT.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".

    DeGeneres expressed her pleasure in the Senate’s 65-31 decision on Saturday: “Thank you Senators for pushing us one step closer towards full equality.”

    Other celebs took to Twitter and wrote how they felt on the repeal:

    “One step closer to #equality!! #DADT is gone!Historical! #lgbt,” said singer Ricky Martin.

    “Today is an amazing day I could not have woken up to better news. The senate repealed #DADT this is a huge step towards equality for all,” said Kelly Osbourne.

    Neil Patrick Harris, star of “How I Met Your Mother,” chimed in: “Don't Ask, Don't Tell REPEALED!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.”

    Jessie Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family” added: “Stepping closer to Equality! Good Job America!!!! Don't Ask Don't Tell closer to being on the "Remember-how-crazy-it-was-when..." list!”

    Following yesterday’s vote, the bill now goes to President Obama for his approval.

    Selected Reading: E! Online, MSNBC, The New York Times