Plaintiff Zoe Bedell, who is a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves, listens during a media conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in San Francisco. Several active women military perso

 

              Plaintiff Zoe Bedell, who is a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves, listens during a media conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in San Francisco. Several active women military perso
Plaintiff Zoe Bedell, who is a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves, listens during a media conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in San Francisco. Several active women military personnel have filed a federal lawsuit to demand combat action, requesting all branches of the military to remove the so-called combat exclusionary rule that bars women from fighting on the front lines. This suit, to be filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, is believed to be the first involving active duty military personnel. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)