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Recording artist Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 20.
"Can't hold back the tears + pride," Gaga wrote on her Twitter page. "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 Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT.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".
Other celebs took to Twitter and wrote how they felt on the repeal:
“One step closer to #equality!! #DADT is gone!Historical! #lgbt,” said singer Ricky Martin.
“Today is an amazing day I could not have woken up to better news. The senate repealed #DADT this is a huge step towards equality for all,” said Kelly Osbourne.
Neil Patrick Harris, star of “How I Met Your Mother,” chimed in: “Don't Ask, Don't Tell REPEALED!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.”
Jessie Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family” added: “Stepping closer to Equality! Good Job America!!!! Don't Ask Don't Tell closer to being on the "Remember-how-crazy-it-was-when..." list!”
Following yesterday’s vote, the bill now goes to President Obama for his approval.