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#BoycottIndiana Begins! – GenCon Threatens To Pull $50 Mil Convo Out Of Indi If Gov. Mike Pence Signs Religious Freedom/Gay Discrimination Bill

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The Gen Con gaming convention has sent a letter to Indiana governor Mike Pence threatening to pull its convention, which brings almost 50 million dollars worth revenue to the state, out of Indianapolis should Pence sign a bill headed to his desk that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs.

Said the owner and CEO of Gen Con LLC in the letter:

“Legislation that could allow for refusal of service or discrimination against our attendees will have a direct negative impact on the state’s economy, and will factor into our decision-making on hosting the convention in the state of Indiana in future years…Gen Con proudly welcomes a diverse attendee base, made up of different ethnicities, cultures, beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds. “We are happy to provide an environment that welcomes all, and the wide-ranging diversity of our attendees has become a key element to the success and growth of our convention.”

Pence,has said that he is “looking forward” to signing the legislation and  remains motivated to do so.

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6 thoughts on “#BoycottIndiana Begins! – GenCon Threatens To Pull $50 Mil Convo Out Of Indi If Gov. Mike Pence Signs Religious Freedom/Gay Discrimination Bill”

  1. I agree. Pull the fuck out because what sane person wants to go to such a backwater state anyway. The people of Indiana elected these assholes and should suffer the consequences. Gay dollars matter America. Learn this once and for all. Coors learned.

  2. Also, apparently GenCon has a contract commitment until 2020. If this bill is signed by the homophobic fucking asshole governor then a national campaign should be started to boycott GenCon.

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