Here’s an interesting twist that Indiana Governor Mike Pence doesn’t want to hear – Gen Con has threatened to move its popular gaming convention elsewhere if Senate Bill 101 is passed.
SB101, if passed, would offer legal protection for Indiana business owners who refuse service to same-sex couples. Though it sounds ridiculous in this day and age, the bill and others like it have traction in many states in the United States of America, and many see it as an “okay” from the government to discriminate. The notion of the bill has upset Gen Con LLC’s CEO and owner, Adrian Swartout, that he has threatened to move Gen Con somewhere else if the bill is passed.
The current contract Gen Con has with the Indianapolis Convention Center runs through 2020.