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Rosky comments on SLC bar’s refusal to serve Polynesian men

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky spoke with KITV in Honolulu about a Salt Lake City bar’s refusal to serve Polynesian men. Two Polynesian men were asked to leave Willie’s Lounge recently. The lounge is not only accused of racial profiling, but admits it happened. “That is absolutely illegal” (said Rosky) Clifford Rosky who teaches […]

Guiora comments on FLDS suit in The Washington Post

Professor Amos Guiora was quoted in a January 7, 2016 story in The Washington Post titled, “Trial is expected to reveal polygamous towns’ inner workings.” The federal government brought a civil rights lawsuit against Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, that contends local leaders engaged in a pattern of discrimination against residents who are not members […]

Rosky weighs in on article, “Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky was quoted in the Sunday, April 5, 2015 Deseret News story, “Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive.” “”The Utah law grants equal protections to LGBT people and people of faith. It says that you can’t discriminate against someone because of their religious beliefs, their sexual […]

Rosky Quoted in Deseret News on Religious Freedom Laws

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky was quoted in the April 1, 2015 edition of the Deseret News. The story, titled “Utah, Indiana religious freedom laws not alike,” contrasts Utah’s anti-discrimination law with a recent law in Indiana receiving wide criticism. “The Utah law grants equal protections to LGBT people and people of faith. It […]

Rosky Publishes Deseret News Op-Ed, “Laws Should Protect Practice of Faith, Reject LGBT Discrimination.”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky published a February 22, 2015 op-ed in the Deseret News  titled “My view: Laws should protect practice of faith, reject LGBT discrimination.” “These proposals are a profound distortion of religious freedom. They would be a dangerous setback in the country’s recognition of civil rights, and we hope […]

Rosky Interviewed in Deseret News Story, “Majority in gay-rights poll back religious exemptions for businesses”

Professor Cliff Rosky was Interview in a February 6, 2015 Deseret News story, “Majority in gay-rights poll back religious exemptions for businesses.” “Utah has some of the country’s strongest protections for religious freedom on the books already, and I think once people take a look at those protections and see them, they will realize it’s not […]

Rosky on Radio West: Religious Liberty and LGBT Rights

February 4, 2015 – Professor Cliff Rosky participated in a Radio West discussion on NPR affiliate KUER. Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made headlines by announcing its support of LGBT anti-discrimination laws. But leaders also expressed deep concern over religious liberty and called for laws to protect churches and individuals […]

Rosky Interviewed by Salt Lake Tribune on Balance of LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom

Professor Cliff Rosky was quoted in the January 29, 2015 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune in a story titled, “Balancing LGBT, religious rights won’t be easy, Mormon leaders concede.” In the tug of war between religious freedom and LGBT rights, neither side will get everything it wants, two Mormon apostles said Thursday. “Neither right […]

Rosky Examines Mormon Church’s Stance On LGBT Rights

On January 29, 2015, Professor Cliff Rosky and other advocates were interview on NPR’s Morning Edition about the Mormon Church’s stance on LGBT rights. Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people celebrated when the church announced support for anti-discrimination laws. But now they are taking a closer look at the statements. Listen to the Morning […]

Rosky interviewed in Newsweek About Nondiscrimination Law

Professor Cliff Rosky was interviewed in the Jan 27, 2015 issue of Newsweek concerning the LDS Church’s support of a Utah statewide LGBT nondiscrimination law. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, on Tuesday publicly announced its support for a statewide ban in Utah on housing and employment discrimination […]