Rosky Quoted in Tribune about Proposed Ogden Antidiscrimination Ordinances

On Friday, February 17, Clifford Rosky, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a Salt Lake Tribune article about antidiscrimination ordinances pending before the Ogden City Council, which would make it illegal to discriminate in employment and housing practices based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. During a meeting on Tuesday, February 15, city administrators had proposed adding a religious exemption to the pending ordinances, which provides that any expressions of a person’s religious or moral beliefs could not be admitted to prove that they violated the ordinances.  In the article, Rosky explained, “The First Amendment does not protect an employer’s decision about whom he can fire or a landlord’s decision about whom he can evict.” “These decisions have been governed by nondiscrimination laws for more than 50 years, since the passage of the first Civil Rights Act.”