.

Lady Gaga to Rally For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

With a Tuesday Senate vote scheduled, Gaga travels to Maine to convince the state's undecided senators to help repeal the controversial policy

September 20, 2010 10:31 AM ET

Lady Gaga will appear at a rally in Maine today with the hopes of convincing the state's two Republican senators to help repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." A Senate vote will take place tomorrow afternoon, and Maine Republicans Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe both remain undecided on the issue, CNN reports. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a grassroots group leading the charge against the policy, estimate that they're currently short of the 60 Senate votes needed to repeal the controversial bill. Both gay and straight members of the military will join Gaga at the rally.

See Lady Gaga's Wild Looks

Previously, Gaga and Nevada Senator Harry Reid discussed repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Twitter, and last week Lady Gaga posted a seven-minute video on YouTube to gain support for the repeal fight. Watch as above as Gaga takes aim at senator and former presidential candidate John McCain for attempting to stop Tuesday's vote with a filibuster.

Photos: Lady Gaga's Monster Influences

In other Lady Gaga news, The Fame singer once again leads the field with the most nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, taking place in Madrid on November 7th. Gaga is up for Best Video ("Telephone" with Beyonce), Best Song ("Bad Romance"), Best Pop, Best Female and Best Live Act, Reuters writes.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com