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Meriwether v. The Trustees of Shawnee State University

Court: Appellate Court

Status: Active

Last Updated: 3/26/2021



Shawnee State University officials have punished a philosophy professor, Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, because he declined a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, with feminine titles and pronouns (“Miss,” “she,” etc.) Although Dr. Meriwether offered to use the student’s first or last name instead, neither the student nor the university was willing to accept that compromise, choosing instead to force the professor to speak and act contrary to his own Christian convictions.

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John Bursch

Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy

John Bursch is vice president of appellate advocacy and senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom.

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