In-the-News Update [Issue: Basic Freedoms]

In-the-News Update [Issue: Basic Freedoms]

A settlement was agreed upon awarding an Ohio University professor $400,000, after his religious freedoms were threatened. Professor Nick Meriwether was wrongfully written up for refusing to use a transgender students preferred pronouns. The university is implying that individuals should abandon their First Amendment rights, which encourage the freedom of religion. Meriwether defended his rights by suing Shawnee State University, claiming the situation “went against his religious beliefs.” It is imperative that individuals can express their basic freedoms without the fear of repercussions.

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