To amend the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women with the Selective Service System in light of the Department of Defense elimination of the rule excluding women from direct ground combat assignments in the Armed Forces.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. NONDISCRIMINATION IN APPLICATION OF MILITARY SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR CITIZENS AND CERTAIN RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
(a) Applicability to All Citizens and Residents Within Specified Age Range.--Section 3(a) of the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 453(a)) is amended-- (1) in the first sentence-- (A) by striking ``male'' both places it appears; and (B) by inserting ``or herself'' after ``himself''; and (2) in the second sentence, by striking ``he continues'' and inserting ``the alien continues''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. <all>