The Supreme Court found that the male-only draft registration law was constitutional.
Although draft registration was discontinued after the Vietnam War, it was reinstated in 1980. With 150,000 women serving in the armed forces, Congress considered but rejected a proposal to require women as well as men to register. A district court found that the single-sex registration violated the requirement for equal protection in the due process clause in the Fifth Amendment. Bernard Rostker, director of the Selective Service System, appealed to the Supreme Court.
By a 6-3 vote, the Court upheld the law. Justice William H. Rehnquist,
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