Male-Only Draft Is Ruled Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Gray Miller has ruled that the Military Selective Service Act’s male-only registration is unconstitutional. 

The challenge was brought by a group known as National Coalition for Men.  The Selective Service System had argued that the case was controlled by a 1981 Supreme Court ruling, Rostker v. Goldberg, that said women could be excluded from the draft because they were not “similarly situated” with men for draft purposes. That decision highlighted the fact that women could not serve in combat.

Judge Miller did not, however, issue an injunction against the federal policy. A National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service has been studying issue.

All men ages 18-25 are required by law to provide basic personal information to the Selective Service System.

You can view the full ruling here.

Federal judge rules male-only draft is unconstitutional