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MILITARY: Selective Service discrimination should end, too

Letter by James A. Manning, Lakewood on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:26 am | No Comments »
January 25, 2013 12:37 pm

Now that the Department of Defense has ended the discrimination against women in combat, it is time to end the discriminatory practice of requiring only 18-year-old males to register for Selective Service.

The United States must either have universal registration for all 18-year-olds or eliminate the requirement altogether. Currently a male’s failure to register is penalized by loss of participation in federal financial aid programs for higher education. Equal opportunity for all.

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