House Armed Services Committee Votes to Require Women Register For the Draft 

Two months after the Defense Department opened combat jobs to women, a House panel has voted to also require women to register for the draft. The measure will be debated by Congress in the fall, in what promises to be a very calm and wholly rational continued discussion about the role of women in the military.


Corporal Remedios Cruz Could Be The Marine Corps' First Infantrywoman 

Corporal Remedios Cruz, a 24-year-old supply clerk and a graduate of Marine Infantry School is one of half a dozen other female Marines who took part in an experimental program that put men and women together executing combat tasks. Now, with all U.S. military jobs opening up to women, she could be the USMC’s first…

ACLU Wins Severance Pay for Victims of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Including Disproportionately Discharged Women and People of Color

The ACLU had been in court for two years trying to get military service members who were involuntarily dismissed during don't ask, don't tell their full severance pay. The Obama Administration finally settled and agreed to pay full separation to all service members who were involuntarily separated after Nov. 10, 2004.…


Santorum Meant to Say It's Ladies' Weakness, Not Emotions, That Keeps Them Out of Combat

Last week, Rick Santorum said he didn't think women should be allowed in combat because the "types of emotions that are involved." Well, he's since clarified his position, and it turns out he wasn't referring to women's out of control emotions but men's. You see, he's worried that male soldiers would get themselves in…