The New York college student who was suspended in February after he defended biological gender has been reinstated by the university, according to a Monday report from the College Fix.
Owen Stevens went viral in November after saying "a man is a man, a woman is a woman" in a social media video.
What are the details?
Stevens told the outlet that SUNY-Geneseo allowed him to continue his education at the school following the February suspension.
In November, Stevens caught the attention of his fellow students and school administrators with a video in which he stated, "A man is a man. A woman is a woman. A man cannot become a woman and a woman cannot become a man. If I am a man and I think I am a woman, I am still a man. If I am a woman who thinks I'm a man, I am still a woman. Regardless of what you feel on the inside is irrelevant to your biological status. It doesn't change biology."
The president of the university issued a memo to the college community vowing to promote social justice. Stevens was also prevented from continuing his coursework until removing the offending videos, was required to tone down his social media presence, and told to attend school-sanctioned sensitivity training.
"The university has vastly eased up on those requirements, according to reinstatement documents obtained this week by the Daily Wire, which state he now only must 'review the state's "Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Support School Environment for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students" documents and must "self-monitor" his social media posts to "ensure that he presents himself in a professional manner,"'" the College Fix reported.
On Wednesday, Stevens told the outlet, "Universities should be a marketplace of ideas, not an assembly line for one type of thought. Instead of policing speech on social media platforms, they should be engaging in educating future world leaders."
Addressing his reinstatement on social media, Stevens wrote, "I win."
Stevens also added to the Fix, "Although this situation was mended, they still have not changed their destructive policies. We [Stevens and his legal team] will be taking every action necessary to get these policies changed legally."
The outlet stated that the school's media affairs division did not respond to "repeated emails and phone calls" on both Wednesday and Thursday seeking comment on Stevens' reinstatement.