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“Does a straight Marine have to live with a gay Marine? Can a Marine with a same-sex part­ner re­ceive hous­ing al­lowance? Will be­ing openly gay af­fect re­cruit­ment, as­sign­ments or pro­mo­tion?” Those were the re­peat ques­tions posed to Marine Corps in­struc­tor Maj. Daryl DeSi­mone dur­ing re­cent Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell re­peal train­ing at Camp Pendle­ton, Calif., ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial ac­count. The hour­long class was meant to ed­u­cate the Leath­er­necks on what would change af­ter the re­peal of the 17year-old DADT pol­icy.

Maj. DeSi­mone an­swered sev­eral ver­sions of the ques­tion,

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