The military project, which applies only to men, is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Houston said, declaring that exclusion of women is no longer justified, because now they can serve in combat roles just like men.
Judge Gray H. Miller of the Federal District Court in South Texas noted the decision of the Supreme Court in 1981 that the exclusion of women from the project was "entirely justified", since women were not allowed to serve in combat . But the Pentagon lifted these restrictions in 2015, opening the way for women to play a military role that they could benefit from. it is similarly located for the purposes of a project or a project registration, "Judge Miller wrote in his decision. "If there ever was time to discuss" the place of women in the armed services, "that time is over."
Kate German, a retired Marine Corps who served for 20 years, said on Sunday that the decision was a natural development by lifting the ban on women in combat roles. 19659002] "This would be an advantage for the country and also for the men who have taken the bulk of the burden of creating the project," Ms Germano said, registering women. Noting that women make up just over half of the adult population, she said, "Why not use the entire talent fund?" David R. Segal, founder of Millennium University's Military Studies Research Center, that it supports the maintenance of the draft registration and that, as a way, men and women must be part of it.
"Since selective service registration is one of the citizenship indicators, I think they should at least say publicly that women and men have the same rights and responsibilities in terms of citizenship," says Segal, who studies military organization for more than 50 years.
The Men's Rights Group, which has filed a lawsuit, welcomes the decision. "We think it's time to allow women to fight," said Mark E. Anguelci, a lawyer at the National Men's Coalition. "If we have a draft registration, both sexes have to register.
The Pentagon declined to comment on Sunday.
Judge Miller's decision was declarative and did not specify what action the government should take to comply. ] The decision comes at a time when the Consultative Group, the National Commission for Military, National and Public Services, is studying the draft system, considering whether to continue and whether women should be involved.
"I personally do not," I think we will stay with the status quo, "said Joe Hek, chairman of the committee, told USA Today in January. "But where we get to the spectrum, we still have to determine."