• In 2010, Congress complied and passed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act. It ended the policy that had been in place since 1993, which had allowed them to serve only if they kept their sexual orientation secret and the military did not learn of their sexual orientation.
• In 2013, military departments opened 14,325 positions to women under the new exceptions to the exclusion rule. On January 24, 2013, then-Secretary Leon Panetta rescinded the rule that restricted women from serving in combat units.
• Since 2015, the Army has brought more than 640 women into previously closed specialties in the Field Artillery, Ordnance, and Combat Engineer career fields.
• As of 2016, the Marine Corps has integrated 18 women into load bearing combat units and 156 into non-load bearing units.
1. Senate Should Drop McCain Mandate to Register, Draft Young Women
2. House, Senate Should Defeat “Draft America’s Daughters” Legislation
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