February 22, 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm , Mountain Time

Interfaith and LGBTQ Summit on Religious Liberty & Nondiscrimination Solutions


Speakers, ranging from legislators to law professors and from pastors to LGBTQ community leaders, will talk over how faith communities and the LGBT community need not conflict—socially or legally. In doing so, they will discuss the presence of religious and LGBTQ discrimination in our society and how nondiscrimination laws in the workplace, the marketplace, and in housing interact with religious liberty. 

Confirmed speakers: 

Gayla Thomas-Dabney (Director of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics, Boise State University)

Katherine A. Macfarlane (Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law)

John Thomas (Professor (Religious Freedom), Brigham Young University-Idaho)

Howard Belodoff (Private Attorney)

McKay Cunningham (Associate Professor of Law, Concordia Law School)

Brent Hill (President Pro Tempore, Idaho State Senate)

Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois School of Law, Director of the Fairness for All Initiative & the Tolerance Means Dialogues)

Father Antonio Egiguren (Catholic Diocese of Boise, St. John’s Cathedral)

Rev. Sara LaWali (Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

Eric Baxter (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)

John McCrostie (Idaho State Representative)

Grant Burgoyne (Idaho State Representative)

Kathy Griesmyer (ACLU Policy Director)

Mayor Dave Bieter (Mayor of Boise)

Doug Werth (Deputy Attorney General for the Idaho Human Rights Commission)

Luke Cavener (Meridian City Council Vice President)

Nicole LeFavour (former Idaho State Representative and current LGBTQ civil rights advocate).