Rosky to Participate in March 4 Community Dialogue on Religious Liberty and Gay Rights

Clifford Rosky, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate in a community dialogue at the College of Law on Thursday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the ACLU of Utah and the Outlaws student organization, the dialogue, “Beyond the Division: How Religious Liberty Can Be Balanced and Equality for Gay and Transgender People in Our State and Nation,” will bring together various “representatives, experts and advocates” in the community.

The Dialogue is described as a “thoughtful, open and respectful discussion of the various rights and interests at play in the movement for equality for gay and transgender people in Utah and around the country.” Participants will discuss how the movement for equality impacts the freedom of religious people to practice their religious traditions, and their right to be involved in political movements. In addition, they will examine how the law can provide a guide for this balancing of rights, and share ideas about how religious ideals and personal lifestyles might be reconciled in families and communities.

In addition to Rosky, participants include Bill Allred, co-host of the “Radio from Hell” program on X96; Fred Gedicks, Professor of Law at Brigham Young University Law School; State Rep. Christine Johnson; Father Bob Bussen, Monsignor of St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church; and Cathy Martinez, Center Director of the LGBT Resource Center.

The Dialogue will be held on Thursday, March 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Sutherland Moot Court Room at the College of Law. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.  Contact Anna Brower at the ACLU of Utah (801-521-9862 ext. 100 or abrower@acluutah.org) to RSVP or for more information.