Monday, September 13, 2010
Lady Gaga made an epic appearance last night at MTV’s Video Music Awards show.
The passionate gay rights advocate arrived wearing a dress designed by the late Alexander McQueen that surely made even Cher smile. But it wasn’t Lady Gaga’s frock that made me happy.
Gaga’s chaperones were a group of service members affected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, sources confirmed to The Advocate.
The four service members were identified as Katie Miller, a top West Point cadet who resigned in August to protest the discriminatory law. Maj. Mike Almy, an Air Force officer who was discharged in 2006 and who testified in the Federal challenge to the policy. David Hall, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and finally, Stacy Vasquez, Army sergeant first class, who was also discharged as a result of DADT.
Last week, a Federal judge in California last week ruled DADT violates the First Amendment and due process rights of gay and lesbian soldiers. Over the next month, all eyes will be on President Obusha to see if he’s foolish enough to direct his Justice Dept. to defend the viciously homophobic military policy.