Lady Gaga has never been shy about championing social causes
, and she didn't miss an opportunity Sunday night at MTV's Video Music Awards. The singer hit the red carpet in Los Angeles accompanied by four former members of the U.S. military impacted by the Pentagon's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Gaga escorted former U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Hall, former Air Force Major Mike Almy, and former U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Vasquez, who were discharged under the policy, and former West Point cadet Katie Miller, who resigned in protest of DADT.
The Washington Post reports
that Gaga also made her views clear on Twitter, referring to the "Real heroes on my arm" at the VMAs. Her website urges supporters to call the U.S. Capitol switchboard to urge the Senate to include a repeal of DADT in the annual defense spending bill. The House's version of the bill already includes a repeal.
Aubrey Sarvis, head of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which opposes DADT, praised Gaga for joining the effort, saying she cast "a spotlight on the unjust burden that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' imposes upon the brave men and women who defend our country every day, and further underscores why the Senate must swiftly act to get rid of this despicable law for good."
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