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Female military members sue to serve in combat
« on: November 27, 2012, 03:12:02 PM »
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Nov 27, 2:21 PM EST

Female military members sue to serve in combat

BY PAUL ELIAS
Associated Press

 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Four female military service members have filed a lawsuit challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday and is the second such federal challenge filed by female service members this year.

The latest demands the lifting of the military's so-called combat exclusionary policy that applies to all women.

The lawsuit alleges the ban on a single gender violates constitutional equal protection rights and unfairly blocks women from promotions and other advancements open to men in combat.

Further, the lawsuit alleges that women are already serving unofficially in combat units.

Two of the four women who filed the lawsuit have received Purple Heart medals for injuries sustained in Afghanistan. The women are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Re: Female military members sue to serve in combat
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 04:35:25 PM »
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BAAD Mistake. As far as sustained ground combat operations, No. The Army [and Marine Corps] aren't a jobs training program with affirmative action slots. While an infintesimal number of women may be able to hump a 90 lb. pack in 120 dgrees, change a track shoe, pull a 100 lb plus road wheel. fireman carry a wounded comrade to safety, and lug a .42" mortar, or artillery shells, not many can. And it's not worth the effort to allow feminist company grades to climb through the glass ceiling over the bodies of a lot of good men and women.  :patriot:

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Re: Female military members sue to serve in combat
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 04:42:13 PM »

War is hell.  And if women want to go to hell, well ....
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