Federal Judge Finds Male-Only Military Draft Unconstitutional

More than 45 years after the military draft ended, a federal judge has ruled that a law requiring men but not women to register for it is unconstitutional.

In a ruling issued late Friday in Houston, U.S. District Judge Gray Miller denied the government’s motion to stay a lawsuit originally brought by the National Coalition for Men, a nonprofit “men’s rights” advocacy group, which is seeking an injunction ordering the Selective Service System to require women to register for the draft.

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