U law professor available to comment on lawsuit challenging “no promo homo” laws

Equality Utah recently filed a lawsuit challenging state laws that ban positive speech about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Utah public schools. The lawsuit claims that the laws violate the U.S. Constitution and federal education laws by discriminating against LGBT people and restricuting the First Amendment rights of studetns and teachers. It is the first lawsuit in the country to challenge a statewide anti-gay curriculum law, commonly known as “no promo homo” laws. Clifford Rosky, a professor at the U’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, is available to offer legal perspective on the newly filed case. Rosky has extensively researched anti-gay curriculum laws and is currently writing a comprehensive study of this subject. His research served as the foundation for the newly filed lawsuit.
Cliff Rosky | 801-230-9636 | clifford.rosky@utah.edu