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Former DADT repeal side-thorn: 'I'm very pleased with how it has gone'

by Jeremy Hooper

The social conservatives lose another ally. The AP reports:

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Since the lifting two months ago of a longstanding U.S. ban on gays serving openly in the military, U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change, says their top officer, Gen. James F. Amos, who previously had argued against repealing the ban during wartime.

"I'm very pleased with how it has gone," Amos said in an Associated Press interview during a week-long trip that included four days in Afghanistan, where he held more than a dozen town hall-style meetings with Marines of virtually every rank.

KEEP READING: Top Marine says service embracing gay ban repeal [Associated Press]

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