Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, plans to introduce a bill that would prohibit women from being registered for a possible draft requiring military service.
Current law exempts women from registering with the Selective Service, but the issue was thrust back into national discourse following the Obama administration’s decision late last year to open all combat positions in the military to women.
Lee’s bill would reiterate that only men aged 18 to 25 are required to enroll, extending the ban on female registration separate from the administration’s combat policy. He plans to drop the legislation Feb. 22, his office confirmed Wednesday to The Daily Signal.
“We simply can’t trust this president or the courts to honor the law and protect our daughters,” Lee said in a statement to The Daily Signal. “We need new legislation making clear that if the United States is going to change this policy, Congress must be the one to do it.”
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