Women should be required to register for the draft

Today, registering for the draft has been reduced to a rite of passage for many young American men — a perfunctory civic duty with little meaning, since conscription ended more than 40 years ago. One might question why there is still a required registration, especially since volunteers have filled the ranks of our armed forces. But last month, a federal court in Texas ruled that the male-only registration requirement is unconstitutional.