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National Coalition For Men

Company Information :
National Coalition For Men
932 C Street, Ste. B
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph. (888) 223-1280, ext. 100
(888) 223-1280, ext 103

Media Contacts:
Harry Crouch
(888) 223-1280, ext. 100

Gender Equality in Selective Service Called for by National Coalition For Men

Women can now legally be assigned military combat positions. They should be required to sign up for selective service, too. Otherwise, end conscription.

For Immediate Release

SAN DIEGO, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/Jan. 28, 2013 --- National Coalition For Men President Harry Crouch commented on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta removal of the military's ban on women serving in combat.

In the 1981 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Rostker v. Goldberg, 453 U.S. 57 (1981), the Court held that since women are excluded from combat, men and women were not similarly situated, thus women did not have to register for selective service.

In 1980, a year earlier, a group of uppity men from the National Coalition for a Just Draft proposed the radical notion that men and women are equal and should be treated as such (see: Hayward, F., Appeal on Behalf of Coalition for a Just Draft, American Male, Fall issue, Vol. 1, No. 4 ).

In particular, "We must demand that every legal expectation - military or otherwise - be equally applicable to males and females" (page 8).

Men failing to register with Selective Service can be fined up to $250,000, sentenced to up to five years in prison, and become ineligible for a number of federal and state benefits including jobs, financial aid, citizenship, loans, and job training.

Crouch noted, "It's about time. Women now have the same benefits, opportunity, and risks that come from combat. Unfortunately, they don't have to register for Selective Service. So they don't have equal responsibility. Women cannot be penalized for failing to register.

"Equal opportunity must include equal responsibility. Women have supported wars at about the same rate as have men. Either extend the Selective Service registration requirement to women, including penalties for failing to register ... or, end military conscription."

Contact Marc Angelucci, NCFM VP
TELEPHONE: 626-319-3081
EMAIL: marcangelucci@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.ncfm.org

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Harry Crouch
National Coalition For Men
932 C Street
Suite B
San Diego, CA 92101
PHONE. 619-231-1909
EMAIL: ncfm@ncfm.org

KEYWORDS: women in combat, selective service, leon panetta, defense department, draft

SOURCE: National Coalition For Men


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