Standards for combat duty should not be changed. If the standards are maintained, allowing women in combat roles must be supported unless, of course, one wishes to prevent women from advancing on their merits.
Protective labor legislation kept black people and women out of well-paying jobs for decades. You recognize this in many of the things that you have written. Clear your head to see that this situation is similar.
Treat people like individuals instead of plopping them into categories. This is what will allow us to have the fittest fighting forces which will include some women who are able to outperform their male peers.
New Bedford, Massachusetts