Clifford Rosky, professor of law at the University of Utah, can discuss the federal court ruling that struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban and the state’s pending appeals before the 10th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Utah’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage is important because it is the first case where a judge applied the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act from summer 2013. This case could decide the issue of same-sex marriage across the country.
Rosky is one of the country’s leading experts on the constitutionality of laws against same-sex marriage:
- In 2008, he co-authored an amicus brief to the California Supreme Court, which was cited in the court’s decision allowing same-sex couples to marry in California.
- In 2011, he published an award-winning article on the Prop 8 case, “Perry v. Schwarzenegger and the Future of Same-Sex Marriage Law.”
- In 2013, he has given several newspaper, radio and television interviews on the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, as well as the Amendment 3 case.
- Since the federal court’s ruling on December 20, Rosky has provided extensive newspaper, radio, and television commentary on the case to numerous media outlets, including the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, CNN, and Al Jazeera.
In addition to his expertise on LGBT rights, Rosky is actively involved in Utah’s LGBT movement. He serves as the chair of the board of directors of Equality Utah, the state’s largest organization that works to secure equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Utahns and families.
Clifford Rosky, associate professor of law
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