On Friday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m., Clifford Rosky, Associate Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will testify before the Government Operations Committee of the Utah Senate in support of a bill to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing. The law has been proposed for four consecutive years, but this is the first year in which it will receive a hearing before a legislative committee. At present, Utah does not have any statewide laws to protect people from being fired or evicted because they are gay or transgender. In a recent survey that Professor Rosky co-authored, 43% of gay Utahns and 67% of transgender Utahns reported that they had experienced discrimination in employment.
To read a Deseret News article on the nondiscrimination legislation, which was tabled by a legislative committee, click here. The article contains a slideshow that includes images of Rosky and others who attended the senate hearing.