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.

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The current contract Gen Con has with the Indianapolis Convention Center runs through 2020.

via Polygon.com

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3 Comments

  1. March 26, 2015 at 10:33 am — Reply

    As a sane Hoosier, I apologize. The most ridiculous part about this whole thing is that almost nobody, private citizens or business owners, supports this. Many of Indiana’s biggest business have made it abundantly clear that this will hurt the state as a whole. With it having actually been signed, as of today, I will not be surprised if it is later undone. It would not be the first time that poor legislation in our state has been eventually overturned. I think the threat of losing tens of millions of dollars from other big entities like GenCon will push it in the right direction.

  2. Greg
    March 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    I’m in Indiana as well and I just don’t get this.

  3. Alisha
    March 27, 2015 at 9:06 am — Reply

    Thanks for sticking up for us, Gen Con!

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