The Republican-led House supported a measure on Thursday that seeks to bar women from being required to register for a potential military draft. By a vote of 217 to 203, lawmakers approved an amendment that would block the Selective Service System from using any money to alter draft registration requirements that currently apply to only men between the ages of 18 to 25.
The United States has not had a military draft since 1973, in the waning years of the Vietnam War era, and the odds for another wide-scale draft are remote. Still, the draft registration requirement remains for men, and many lawmakers believe that women should be included.
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