Marine Commandant Says Hes Fine With Gay Marines Bringing Their Partners To Marine Corps Ball Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos who strongly opposed the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell last year told NPRs Morning Edition yesterday that he is very proud of how the Marines have handled the repeal of the policy last month. Im 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: Im fine with it. Im fine with it. I expect it to happen, I expect it to happen across the Marine Corps. And I mean, thats part of the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell. I mean, thats part of it. You cant go half way. You cant say were going to repeal it and you now can become public, but Im going to restrict your behavior. Were not going to do business that way.