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Suit seeks to overturn ban on women in combat

December 3, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union and four female members of the U.S. military are filing a federal lawsuit challenging the ban against women serving in direct combat positions. They claim the ban limits women from rising through the ranks - even those who have been in firefights. WDET's Quinn Klinefelter talked about the suit with Wayne State law professor Kingsley Brown, who specializes in the legal implications of gender differences. Brown argues the military has good reasons to keep female troops away from combat.