Clifford Rosky, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was one of a number of Utahns interviewed by The Salt Lake Tribune about President Obama’s May 9 endorsement of same-sex marriage.
Rosky, who has studied gay and lesbian issues told The Tribune that the president’s comments are symbolically important, but because they emphasized that states should be left to define marriage, don’t carry legal authority.
“Politically this has impact. Culturally it has tremendous impact. Imagine what it means to someone that the president of the United States believes they should be able to marry. But from practical matter in Utah, it has no impact,” Rosky said.
The Salt Lake Tribune article can be read here.