Mitt Romney has said he's OK with repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and as president wouldn't work to reinstate the policy.

The 64-year-old Romney made his remarks during an interview with the Des Moines Register's editorial board on Friday.

“Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is the recently ended policy that for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

When asked, “How do you feel about gays serving openly in the military,” Romney answered: “That's already occurred and I'm not planning on reversing that at this stage.”

“But you're comfortable with it?”

“Um, I was not comfortable making the change during a period of conflict, by virtue of the complicating features of a new program in the middle of two wars going on, but those wars are winding down and moving in that direction at this stage no longer presents that problem.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Among the GOP presidential candidates, Romney is in the minority on the issue. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and Texas Governor Rick Perry have all previously said they would bring back the military ban.