Firstly Iím not even certain this is the proper part of the forum for this thread. It was just a random thought I was having. It seems like a general discussion, and itís about the military so I figured this was the right place. But if this belongs in the watering hole or some other thread stream Forum mods feel free to move it. Ok so moving on. Lets put behind us for a moment the historical authenticity of rather or not gal troopers should be in the ranks. I know many of them. Regardless of if theyíre authentic or not, Iíd trust my back to them on the field (or any other scrap for that matter) knowing I was safe with them there. What I want to discuss here is. I know there are progressive units have it clearly written in their bylaws that women are not eligible to take a role as a soldier . Some not all.. In fact I know the vast majority of the ones Iíve worked with have a 10 to 20 yard rule. (If you canít tell between 30 and 60 feet sheís a woman at first glance sheís golden) with that being said hereís where the legality question comes in. And I think itís food for thought we should all consider. Are not most if not all reenacting originations some form or another listed with the federal government as either a non profit organization, or as a non for profit corporation? Then do not the same gender/race equality and non discrimination laws apply that stop other business and charity groups from discriminating against people based on gender or race from participating in the same capacity as their other gender counter parts? I know many of us feel it is not historically genuine to say that women were as prolific during the war or that they were so obvious about it. Thatís not what this conversation is about. The question isÖ legally arenít we technically mandated by federal law to allow a woman to portray soldier to the best of her abilityÖ. If she really wants to with us.