In a recent performance in Washington D.C., Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Tour reached a critical point. The American singer didn’t miss the chance to voice her support for same-sex marriage and abortion rights – and to criticize Republicans for attacking both of them.
Gaga made powerful statements throughout her performance that related her songs to the political struggles she personally regards as being very important to her.
The LGBT community in the crowd were addressed during Gaga’s rendition of Born This Way, one of the most beloved gay anthems. As she began, “I see a lot of people in this audience who know exactly who you are.”
It was then that she switched to the subject of marriage equality in the United States, stating that this country’s legislators might not want to mess around with the gay marriage issue in this country.
Following the Supreme Court ruling, there have been no legal restrictions on gay marriage in the U.S. since 2015. However, despite the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade earlier this year, Clarence Thomas said marriage equality was also subject to scrutiny.
Additionally, Gaga sent out several messages expressing her support and sympathy for the crowd. She said, “Over the past few years, this country has been very brave and showed a lot of courage, and there was a lot of pain.”
Continuing, “We wish we could go back and change what happened, but I want to remember your bravery. I think the world is pretty special, even though it’s f*cked-up, too.”
At the end of the tour, Lady Gaga gave a fiery speech in which she talked about the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and dedicated her track “Edge of Glory” to “every woman in America who now has to worry about her body if she gets pregnant.”