What’s Current: Ohio public university to pay $400,000 in ‘preferred pronouns’ settlement

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  • Shawnee State University agrees to pay $400,000 in damages and fees after punishing a professor who refused to refer to a male student with female pronouns.
  • The Green Party is hit with a lawsuit for “institutional sexism” from a former official, who claims party leaders allowed harassment against members who questioned the party’s transgender policy and expelled them for speaking up.
  • Four U.S. states move to restrict abortion access this week. CNN reports Florida and Kentucky advance laws that ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, mirroring a Mississippi law that directly challenges the landmark Roe v. Wade decision to uphold women’s right to an abortion.
  • Hundreds of people protest in multiple Turkish cities against a public prosecutor’s attempt to shut down We Will Stop Femicide, one of the country’s most renowned women’s rights organizations.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.