Prof Who Refused To Use Preferred Pronouns Wins $400,000 In Settlement With Shawnee State University
A Shawnee State University professor who refused to use the preferred pronouns of a biologically male student won $400,000 from the university.
Philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether settled with the university after filing a lawsuit in November 2018 alleging that the school violated his religious freedom and First Amendment rights, according to a press release from the professor’s legal representative, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF filed a voluntary dismissal of the case on April 14 in light of the settlement agreement.
Meriwether can choose when to use or avoid titles and pronouns when addressing students,...