Defense Department Will Lift Policy Excluding Women from Combat

Defense Department Will Lift Policy Excluding Women from CombatDefense Department Will Lift Policy Excluding Women from Combat

January 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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“We are thrilled to hear Secretary Panetta’s announcement today recognizing that qualified women will have the same chance to distinguish themselves in combat as their brothers-in-arms, which they actually already have been doing with valor and distinction,” said Ariela Migdal, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. “But we welcome this statement with cautious optimism, as we hope that it will be implemented fairly and quickly so that servicewomen can receive the same recognition for their service as their male counterparts.”

For more information please visit: www.aclu.org/womens-rights/hegar-et-al-v-panetta

 

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