The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to take a case that would have required women to participate in the military draft along with men, declaring it an issue for Congress and not for the court.
The serving of women as military members and the reversal of the ban on women in combat have removed the basis for excluding women from the draft, the National Coalition for Men argued in the case.
The Selective Service System opposed the change and said the court had previously “deferred” to Congress on the decision of who to include in the draft.
Congress is in the process of putting forward legislation to require women to register for the draft after a commission released a report recommending that last year.
The court has decided to let Congress decide on the legislation rather than making a ruling on the matter.
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