Supreme Court refuses to hear case claiming military draft is sexist against men

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The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit alleging that a male-only US military draft amounts to unconstitutional discrimination on the basis of sex.

The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of two men and men’s rights organisation the National Coalition for Men, argued that a requirement that only men are eligible to register with the Selective Service System at age 18 is “one of the last sex-based classifications in federal law.”

Joe Biden’s administration asked the nation’s high court to table the issue as “Congress’s attention to the question may soon eliminate any need for the court to grapple with that constitutional question,” according to acting solicitor general Elizabeth Prelogar.

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