Why Women Don’t Have to Register with the Selective Service

We recently posted that men between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service System. The Selective Service System is only used in the event of a crisis requiring a draft and men are required to register by law. 

A few people on Facebook and Twitter asked why women don’t have to register too. The answer is because the law specifies “male persons.” In order to include women, Congress would have to change the law.

Learn more about women and Selective Service registration.

If you want to contact Congress about this issue, find your representatives in the House and Senate.

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