A national commission established by Congress recently recommended that women be required to register with the Selective Service for any future military drafts. At the same time, the Trump administration is blocking certification of the ERA after the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Amendment voted to do so earlier this year.
The National Coalition for Men, a male supremacist group, recently convinced U.S. District Judge Gray Miller in Texas that that the male-only draft was unconstitutional. In his ruling, Miller found that the place of women in the Armed Forces is settled, since women are now allowed in combat and make up to 20 percent of […]
Under Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller’s leadership, NATO has redoubled efforts to integrate women’s perspectives and participation.
The U.S. Navy and Department of Defense had booked LGBTQ activist Melanie Nathan to speak at a Pride event—but then they found her Twitter account. Now, she’s suing her government to protect her right to free speech.
U.S. servicewomen—who have higher rates of unintended pregnancy than civilian women—do not have adequate access to abortion services and related care.
The federal government is currently in the process of reviewing the injunction. In the interim, military protocol will “revert to the status quo”—wherein trans members can serve openly and future admittance is unrestricted.
The right to participate in public life through military service has often gone hand-in-hand with the basic civil rights we consider an essential foundation of democracy.
Though transgender individuals are facing an uncertain and potential unjust fate, they’re not the only ones. They’re merely the newest minority group made into political targets.
The Marines United scandal shows how ideals of heterosexuality and manliness in military culture converge—and reflect an environment where women are not treated as equals.
“This is the first time I’ve told my story in public,” Sarah Dale, a 30-year-old military wife says to a Veterans Voices meeting in Washington D.C.