Marine Commandant Says He’s ‘Fine’ With Gay Marines Bringing Their Partners To Marine

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    Marine Commandant Says He’s ‘Fine’ With Gay Marines Bringing Their Partners To Marine Corps Ball


    Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos — who strongly opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell last year — told NPR’s Morning Edition yesterday that he is “very proud” of how the Marines have handled the repeal of the policy last month. “I’m very pleased now,” Amos said and explained that his previous statements in support of the ban were expressing the hesitancy for change within the Marine Corps.


    Amos also came out in support of gay Marines bringing their same-sex partners to the Marine Corps Ball:
    NPR: How comfortable are you with the idea of a gay couple showing up?


    AMOS: I’m fine with it. I’m fine with it. I expect it to happen, I expect it to happen across the Marine Corps. And I mean, that’s part of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Dont’ Tell. I mean, that’s part of it. You can’t go half way. You can’t say we’re going to repeal it and you now can become public, but I’m going to restrict your behavior. We’re not going to do business that way.
     
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    That General Amos is one class act.
     
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    No, I tilted my head in both directions. Your post still didn't make any more sense.
     
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    Most chiefs of service are also very good politicians. Amos had no choice but to say what he did.

    He probably still feels the same as when he testified before congress, as most Marines that I run into feel.

    They will do as they always do though, and carry out the order as directed.

    I'm not sure why Betty Boob is getting excited. Exectuting the repeal of DADT does not equal agreement.
     
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    In fairness, he really couldn't have replied any other way

    It will still be a while before gay couples will be accepted in social situations
     
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    Yep. Color me shocked. A guy who knows how to follow orders. What I find funny is that the left see this as something more than it is.

    Just imagine how fast his ass would have been out the door if he had said anything else.

    The left.... we don't care what you think as long as you say the right thing. Can't cope with dissent.
     
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    The left feels that the officer has had a change of heart. He now supports gays in the military. That's not true. He has probably got a lot of time invested in his career and will play that out. Then he can be free of gays, the orders and the loss of eveything he fought for his whole life.
     
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    Well, like racism, just hide it, right? Then it's not a problem.

    Fucking idiots. People like you do more fucking damage to gays and minorities with your 'do gooder' stupidity than all the homophobes and racists in the country.
     

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