Female Soldiers Sue To Lift U.S. Combat Ban

Posted by | May 24, 2012 13:27 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Two female soldiers say their careers have been hampered and their Fifth Amendment  equal protection rights are being violated.

Command Sgt. Maj. Jane Baldwin and Col. Ellen Harding filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday to put an end to restrictions in combat positions “solely on the basis of sex,” The Hill reported…

The litigation, filed in US District Court in Washington, names Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Secretary John McHugh as defendants, among others.

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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