Halts plans for further Indy expansion, strengthens support for LGBT community.
- Gen Con 2015 isn’t changing locales.
- Work on expanding to Lucas Oil Stadium has halted.
After an initial letter that failed to satisfy a number of its potential attendees, Gen Con has released a follow-up letter. This one is a bit more forceful and makes clear attempts to put some actual pressure of Indiana’s state legislature to make changes to its discriminatory Religious Freedom Reformation Act (RFRA).
Lead by CEO Adrian Swartout, Gen Con has asked Governor Mike Pence to support an amendment that would ensure RFRA is not use to discriminate based on sexual orientation. Pence has not made any public indication of an intention to do such a thing. Nor has he confirmed or denied if the law allows for discrimination of gays and lesbians.
Gen Con announced it has halted plans to further expand into Lucas Oil Stadium and other nearby areas. That doesn’t mean Gen Con is leaving Indiana, but it is avoiding becoming further entwined with the state until this issue is resolved in a way that ensures the safety of LGBT attendees.
You can read the letter in full here.
I encourage those concerned about RFRA to directly contact Governor Pence’s office at: 317-232-4567