Women and the draft

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    Are they going to have to register for Selective Service before they can apply for student loans or other government benefits? If not, why not?
     
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    Not yet, but they should.
     
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    they'll have to rewrite the law as it now refers to "male persons"
     
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    Don't see why not...and if they don't, some guy will sue (and should) to make it equal.
     
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    Wouldn't that make the law discriminatory and a violation of the Constitution?
     
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    it would now; it didn't when women were restricted from combat, as the court held that the purpose of the draft was to supply combat troops.

    rostker v. goldberg
     

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