Judge had asked university if it would also force Jewish professor to address student as “My Fuhrer.”
A public university violated a professor’s constitutional rights by punishing him for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. In a unanimous opinion written by Judge Amul Thapar, a Supreme Court short-lister for former President Trump, the court compared the Ohio university’s behavior to a “McCarthy era” law against “subversive” government employees. Philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether, a “devout Christian,” sought an accommodation under which he would not have to address the student as a woman in classroom discussions, which often touched on gender identity as a cultural controversy.
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