NWLC signed on to a “friends of the court” / amicus brief led by the Sexuality and Gender law Clinic at Columbia Law School submitted on July 3, 2018 to the Ninth Circuit. The brief highlighted how the Supreme Court has refused to permit governments to embed overbroad assumptions about men and women into federal and state law and policy. Yet the government here relies on just these types of assumptions to justify banning transgender people from military service. We included case law highlighting that “fixed notions” about men and women were rejected as a basis for government action more than 35 years ago and the attempts to exclude individuals on this basis now has no grounding in the law.