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When Lady Gaga couldn't hold back the tears

Published: Monday, December 20, 2010, 17:28 [IST]

London, (ANI): Lady Gaga has expressed her pride in being an American after she heard politicians had voted to lift the ban on gay men and women openly serving in the U.S. army.

The pop superstar has long campaigned for gay rights and she has been a fierce opponent of the country's controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy, which required homosexuals to hide their orientation or risk losing their job. She took to Twitter to post a picture of her smiling and holding a sign reading "Full equality," reports the Daily Express.

"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 Our voice was heard + today the Senate repealed DADT.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... 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," the star added in a message.

Other stars have also joined the pop icon Gaga in praising the move. "Supporting all our troops!... Congrats 2 US!!! repeal of DADT & 17 years of allowing human rights violations. There's hope after all," Katy Perry tweeted.

Gay pop star Ricky Martin wrote, "One step closer to equality!! DADT is gone! Historical!"

Topics: lady gaga, ricky martin, twitter, katy perry
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