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 […]

Media Seeks Rosky’s Input about Supreme Court Decision to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday, January 16, 2015, that it will decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the nation. Afterward, Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times. […]

Rosky Quoted in Deseret News on Religious Nondiscrimination Bills In Utah Legislature

Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the  University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted recently in a Deseret News article, “Religious  freedom, nondiscrimination bills to resurface at Utah Legislature.” Rosky was quoted about a proposed bill that would exempt clergy, government official and judges from being forced to solemnize marriages that violate their […]

Rosky Interviewed on Future of Same-Sex Marriage

Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently interviewed on issues surrounding same-sex marriage by KUTV 2 News and the on-line news site Gay Salt Lake. Rosky explained to the latter that, even if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land, there will still be […]

Trib Interviews Rosky After Obama Issues Order Barring Discrimination Against Gay Workers

On July 21, after President Obama issued an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers, The Salt Lake Tribune interviewed several sources, including Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, and Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Rosky, who is also chairman […]