Meet Professor Nicholas Meriwether.
Or, as I have known him for six decades, “Cousin Nick.” I’m not at all surprised he stood his ground.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently in favor of philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether’s First Amendment rights at Shawnee State University—and rightly so.
The appellate court also reversed a lower court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials.
Shawnee officials had punished Meriwether because he refused to accede to a biologically male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, complete with a female name and feminine pronouns, in accordance with the Portsmouth, Ohio, school’s policy, announced in 2016
When I asked him how he was holding up, he said, “It’s exhausting, yet exhilarating.”
Sound familiar? Nick’s a warrior in his arena. You go, cuz!