Gen Con Threatens To Move Convention From Indiana If Religious Freedom Bill Is Passed


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The stand-off happening in Indiana between those who are for the religious freedom bill and those opposed to it might get very expensive for all involved.

The bill, which would allow an establishment to deny service to anyone based on Religious beliefs is close to being signed by the Governor of the state, but not without some huge financial ramifications.

Per Fox News

Indiana’s controversial religious freedom bill passed the Senate again Tuesday with a 40-10 vote, which now sends the bill to Governor Mike Pence’s desk. On Monday, the House passed the bill 63-31.

The bill passed the state Senate last month 40-10 and passed the House Judiciary committee 9-4 earlier this month.

Opponents claim the bill would allow Indiana business owners to refuse service to customers based on their religious beliefs. Supporters of the bill argue the measure is needed to protect Indiana business owners from too much government control.

Late Monday night, Yahoo Sports analyst and the first openly gay pro athlete Jason Collins took to Twitter to voice his concerns about discrimination during the Final Four.

Today, Gen Con released a statement saying the bill will factor into their decision-making on hosting the convention in Indiana.

Following GenCon’s statement, a spokesperson for Gov. Pence’s office said, “The Governor has been clear on where he stands on this issue and we don’t have anything to add at this time.”

Gov. Pence released this statement Monday after the bill passed the House:

The legislation, SB 101, is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue. I look forward to signing the bill when it reaches my desk.

Long story short, a lot of money will go missing from Indiana as if God ruptured currency if this bill turns into a law.


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