Outgoing Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway said Friday that 95 percent of Marines would be uncomfortable serving alongside openly gay service members.

Conway made his remarks in an interview with Fox News after Pentagon officials announced they would comply with a federal court's ruling ordering it to stop enforcing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

“When we take a survey of our Marines, by and large, they say that they are concerned that it will cause potential problems with regard to their order and disciple – that it will impact their sense of unit cohesion,” Conway said.

Citing impromptu surveys he has conducted by a “show of hands” among Marines at town hall meetings, Conway said “90 to 95 percent of the Marines” are against repeal of the Clinton-era policy.

Conway has previously suggested that the Marines would consider separate quarters for gay service members if Congress repeals the policy, explaining that Marines don't want to bunk with gay service members because they are “very religious.”

The four-star general made similar comments in an interview with Military.com: “We want to continue [two-person rooms], but I would not ask our Marines to live with someone who is homosexual if we can possibly avoid it.”

“And to me that means we have to build BEQs [bachelor enlisted quarters] and have single rooms,” he added.

Conway also agreed with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, who said on Wednesday that Congress, not a court, is responsible for ending the law.

“I think we wold be much more comfortable, if it's going to change, it comes as a result of the change to the law, not an independent judicial determination in a district somewhere in California,” he said Friday.

Despite his opposition, Conway has previously said that if the law is repealed, the Marines would not hesitate to “implement it and move on.”