Female Soldiers Sue For The Right To Fight On The Front Lines

Two female soldiers filed a lawsuit yesterday arguing that they have the constitutional right to fight on the front lines in combat. U.S. Army reservists Jane Baldwin and Ellen Haring say that the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection if the law ensures that they cannot be discriminated against when it comes to combat duty. The military has already expanded some spots to women, but Baldwin and Haring are seeking full equality. They have named Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other military officials as the defendants in their case.

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