Federal Ruling Challenges Constitutionality of Male-Only Draft

A group called the National Coalition for Men is the named plaintiff in the case that Federal Judge Gray H. Miller in Texas ruled on. Background notes for the ruling included a challenge whether the NCFM was actually a proper constituency that could plea for any specific redress. (Getty Images photo)

Pacific Standard Mag – A federal judge in Texas issued a declaratory ruling making it unconstitutional to draft only men for military service. Since 1940, all male citizens and residents of the United States have been required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, even though the induction of draft registrants ended in 1973.

From the time the draft was instated, women were ineligible to serve in combat, until 2015, when the Pentagon decided to allow qualified women to serve in any military role. “While historical restrictions on women in the military may have justified past discrimination, men and women are now similarly situated for purposes of a draft . . .”

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