Merriwether v. Trustees of Shawnee State University

From June 2018, to April 2022
Shawnee State University

A philosophy professor at Shawnee State University refused to refer to a student by her preferred gender pronouns in violation of the University’s policy. Following an investigation, the University’s Title IX coordinators concluded that Meriwether’s refusal to change his behavior and his disparate treatment of the student had created a hostile environment in the classroom. Meriwether then filed suit against the Board of Trustees and various University administrators alleging various violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.