Law change likely to allow women in military combat roles December 17, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination.
New Zealand – A law change that would remove sexual discrimination against women in the armed forces appears increasingly likely.
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is recommending that women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military.
Labour MP Lynne Pillay, who heads the member’s bill, says women are already participating in such roles but the bill will remove the last exemption for sexual discrimination in the armed forces.
The bill will have its second reading when Parliament resumes next year.