US Supreme Court defers decision on whether women should be included in military draft or not to Congress

Soldiers participating in Operation Sustainment Warrior compete in a push-up contest during the Sustainer Olympics; the final event in OSW, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Terri Q. Reece/Released)

The US Supreme Court has decided to let Congress decide whether or not women should be eligible for the draft, a controversial issue that has long since muddied the waters of the women’s “equality” movement.

The highest court in the land decided to punt the petition set forth from the National Coalition for Men, who wanted the case to be reviewed.

Currently, the draft expects 18 to 25-year-old men to register and stand ready for potential military service, should a need arise.

According to Fox News, the decision on the Selective Service System has since been deferred to congress.

Sonia Sotomayor agreed with that argument in a statement also signed by Justices Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh, stating that while a previous decision was made due to the lack of women in combat roles, things have since changed.

“The role of women in the military has changed dramatically since then. Beginning in 1991, thousands of women have served with distinction in a wide range of combat roles, from operating military aircraft and naval vessels to participating in boots-on-the-ground infantry missions,” Sotomayor wrote. “Women have passed the military’s demanding tests to become US Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and Green Berets… As of 2015, there are no longer any positions in the United States Armed Forces closed to women.”

Sotomayor noted that Congress has since created a commission to study whether or not women should be eligible for the draft, with the findings revealing that they should.

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