Professor awarded $400,000 after been disciplined over wrong pronouns

A Shawnee State University professor who was disciplined for using the wrong pronouns when addressing a transgender student is being awarded $400,000 after a lawsuit against the university. Nick Meriwether, a philosophy professor at the Ohio school, declined to use she/her pronouns to refer to a transgender woman, according to a press release from Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal organization that focuses on religious freedom and free speech cases and represented Meriwether. Meriwether responded to the student during classes by saying, “Yes, sir.” The student asked him after class to use she/her pronouns when…

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