The Draft: Girls and Boys Together

THE DRAFT Girls and Boys Together

Holy Amelia Bloomer! The draft, says Manhattan Attorney Stephen Fine, is illegal because it calls up boys and ignores girls. Seeking to quash a draft-evasion indictment against James St. Clair, a 19-year-old Fordham University undergraduate and antiwar activist, Fine startled Federal Judge Dudley Bonsai in New York City by arguing that the present law makes "an invidious discrimination based upon sex."

Draft girls? Why not? There are already 37,000 women volunteers serving in the U.S. armed forces, including more than 800 in Viet Nam. Draft Director...

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