Battle for Same-Sex Rights Being Won at Ballot Box, Rosky Tells Tribune

Clifford Rosky, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed in a June 24 Salt Lake Tribune article, “Utah’s ban on gay marriage likely to stick – no matter what court says.”

Rosky was one of several legal experts who spoke to The Tribune about the likely impact of the expected U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.

In the words of The Tribune, “Rosky said the grass-roots movement in favor of marriage and other rights for same-sex couples is being won at the ballot box, bypassing the  nation’s highest court.

“‘There is already a clear shift in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry,’ Rosky said. ‘We’ve seen it in one state after another. With or without the justices of the Supreme Court, that is the way it is going.
And that is a huge development more significant than any Supreme Court decision.’”