Lady GaGa's bid to force U.S. politicians to repeal the military's 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy with regard to gay servicemen and women has failed - the Senate has voted against starting a debate on a new bill.
The pop superstar has been very outspoken against the policy in recent weeks and appeared at a rally in Maine on Monday (20Sep10) to further campaign against the ongoing military cover-up.
But, despite gaining a lot of publicity and turning heads in Washington, D.C., Gaga's efforts have been thwarted.
A Republican-led filibuster blocked efforts to repeal the 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays serving openly in the military on Tuesday (21Sep10).