On February 12, Clifford Rosky, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a Salt Lake Tribune article exploring the possibility of whether civil unions could provide a compromise solution to the contentious issue of gay marriage and civil unions.
As the article notes, one current proposal would call for the government to “offer civil unions to all couples, gay or straight. Couples who want their unions blessed as marriages then would go to their respective churches after stopping at City Hall.”
Rosky, one of several legal scholars quoted in the article, comments on potential opposition to the proposal, noting that, “Part of the power of marriage is it combines both civil and religious recognition.”
He also speaks to the possible reaction of gay-marriage opponents: “”The opposition would say, ‘See, we’ve told you all along they’re trying to ruin marriage.’”
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