Rostker v. Goldberg

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Rostker v. Goldberg

453 U.S. 57 (1981)

In 1980, President Carter reinstated the draft registration process. Congress allowed this, but did not agree with his suggestion that the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA) should be amended to allow women to register for the drafting process. Several men then brought up a lawsuit challenging the Act's constitutionality.

The United States Supreme Court ruled that while men could register for a draft, women could not. This was because "Men and women, because of the combat restrictions on women, are simply not similarly situated for purposes of a draft or registration for a draft." [1]