Protecting Faith, Preference, and Identity in the Workplace

Event Details

Protecting Faith, Preference, and Identity in the Workplace: The Interfaith & LGBT Summit on Religious Liberty and Employment Nondiscrimination

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section, University of Idaho College of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, The Federalist Society, American Unity Fund and Fairness for All Initiative

March 12, 2021
12:00 – 2:00 pm MT

1.5 CLE credit (pending)


Join us for an exciting event bringing Idaho leaders and scholars together to discuss this question: How can we build an inclusive workplace for both the LGBT and faith communities?

Speakers, ranging from legislators to law professors and from pastors to LGBT community leaders, will talk over how faith communities and the LGBT community need not conflict—socially or legally. Everyone is invited—students, community members, attorneys, and professionals alike.

​Speakers will focus on the presence of religious and LGBT discrimination in our society and how nondiscrimination laws in the workplace interact with religious liberty.


  • Tyler Deaton—American Unity Fund
  • Senator Doug Ricks—Idaho State Legislature
  • Kim Clark—Legal Voice
  • Ritchie Eppink—ACLU Idaho
  • John Rumel—U of I Law
  • Brian Grim—Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Legal Topics Covered:

  • Bostock v. Clayton County
  • LGBT employment nondiscrimination laws, federal, state, and local
  • Title VII’s religious accommodation and exception provisions
  • How LGBT nondiscrimination and religious accommodation can come into conflict in the workplace
  • Importance of nondiscrimination on the basis of faith and LGBT status in the workplace
  • Ongoing litigation in Idaho and elsewhere to determine unresolved questions
  • Etc.