Pop star Lady Gaga has written an article in support of a proposed new law to protect New York university students from on-campus sex assaults.
The Bad Romance hitmaker, who previously admitted to being a victim of sexual abuse, has given her backing to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who introduced a pioneering, comprehensive sexual assault policy in all the state's public college campuses last year (14).
The politician is now battling to extend the policy to include all New York universities, including private institutions, and launched the Enough is Enough campaign in February (15).
Lady Gaga has teamed up with Cuomo to pen an article urging lawmakers to pass the proposed legislation.
An extract from the piece, published by Billboard, reads, "Thankfully, New York has an opportunity to stand up for its students and take the critical steps toward facing this crisis head on. The bill currently before the New York State legislature will address the issue of sexual violence on college campuses, giving the state the nation's strongest laws to target campus sexual assault. This is a campaign that will protect students, and it's exactly what we need...
"By passing legislation such as the bill currently before the New York State legislature, we can turn the tide on this issue so that students can realize their dreams on campuses that are safe spaces. That's why we are joining together to take a stand against sexual assault on college campuses. Quite simply, enough is enough."