Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University in Ohio, refused to refer to a transgender woman using female pronouns, claiming it violated his religious beliefs. The school is a public university and not religiously affiliated.
A panel of conservative judges made the decision, including Joan Larsen, a Trump appointee, and David McKeague, who was appointed by George W. Bush. A previous judge had dismissed Meriwether’s complaint, but this decision gives him the right to sue. Read the story