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The freedom of expression in the American military is an ongoing issue, especially concerning the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, tattoo policy, and freedom of speech. In 1993, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy affected homosexuals serving in the military by restricting LGBT members from serving our country, resulting in issues that rippled throughout the country. This restriction was repealed in 2010, and controversy concerning the subject is ongoing.


This paper was originally submitted in November 2014 as an essay for PO-121, a class taught by Professor Nicholas Kapoor in the Government, Politics and Global Studies department.

The paper was submitted to the Writing Across the Curriculum essay contest Spring 2015.

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