Mediation for transgender professor with Spring Arbor University

BTL Staff
By | 2007-03-08T09:00:00-04:00 March 8th, 2007|News|

DETROIT — Julie Marie Nemecek, 55, a transgender woman suing her employer the conservative Christian university Spring Arbor University met with Spring Arbor officials and a federal mediator for over 7 hours Tuesday, says Nemecek in an email update.

Nemeck’s case is making national headlines as she pursues maintaining her professor’s position at the University south of Jackson. The University informed her she would no longer have a position at the end of spring semester because of her transformation from the Rev. Dr. John Nemecek to Julie Marie Nemecek. The university claims her gender identity transformation was not Christian.

“We met in mediation for 7.5 hours today (just got home) and will resume again on Monday at 10 a.m. Some progress but no resolution yet,” she wrote Tuesday night.

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