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“At OutServe, we have been pleased at how well the repeal has been implemented. Reports from our network, which includes active military from Afghanistan, Iraq and Okinawa to the continental U.S., have been overwhelmingly positive,” she said.

Ms. Fulton said some gay troops reported that they were urged to come out of the closet by straight colleagues and that the military has set up a chain-of-command reporting system to track the effects of the repeal on “readiness, unit cohesion, effectiveness, recruiting and retention.”

“It appears that those who believe sexual orientation is irrelevant to military performance have finally been able to speak their minds and support their fellow soldiers and Marines, airmen, sailors and Coast Guardsmen against a very small anti-gay minority,” she said.

“Meanwhile, it is business as usual for the finest military in the world.”