Celebrities Celebrate Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and more celebrate the historic repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
In case you were frantically finishing your holiday shopping this weekend, you might not be aware that Saturday was a really historic day. After 17 years, the Senate finally repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which has restricted gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military since 1993.
Though it may take some time for this change to take affect amongst our troops, there’s no doubt that this is a major success in the name of equality. Celebrities who have endorsed the repeal of this policy are thrilled, and have been tweeting their little hearts out all weekend.
Check out what some of them had to say about this triumph:
Lady Gaga: Can’t hold back the tears+pride. We did it! Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 years.
President Obama: “By ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ no longer will patriotic Americans be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “Thank you Senators for pushing us one step closer towards full equality.”
Neil Patrick Harris: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell REPEALED!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.”
Ricky Martin: “One step closer to #equality!! #DADT is gone! Historical! #lgbt”
For more celebrity tweets, check out x17online.
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.