Clifford Rosky is Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, criminal law, mindfulness and law, and sexuality, gender, and law. His recent scholarship includes “Anti-Gay Curriculum Laws,” 117 Columbia Law Review 1461 (2017); “Scrutinizing Immutability,” 53 Journal of Sex Research 363 (2016) (with Lisa Diamond); “Same-Sex Marriage and Children’s Right to Be Queer,” 22 GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 531 (2016); “Still Not Equal: A Report from the Red States,” in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights (NYU 2016). He has received multiple awards for both his teaching and pro bono service, and he is a two-time recipient of the Dukeminier Award, which recognizes the best legal scholarship on sexual orientation and gender identity published each year. In 2015, he received the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Award.
In recent years, Rosky has helped draft and advocate for SB 296 (2015), SB 196 (2017), R277-613 (2018), SB 103 (2019), R156-61 (2020), five Utah laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination in education, employment, and housing, as well as bullying, conversion therapy, and hate crimes. In addition, he has served as an expert witness and counsel of record in the country’s first lawsuits successfully challenging the constitutionality of statewide anti-gay curriculum laws in Utah, Arizona, and South Carolina. He is currently serving on an expert panel revising “Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting LGBTQ Youth,” a report issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.