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Survey: Religious Objections Law Cost Millions

posted on January 26, 2016

Brian Slodysko of the Associated Press reports, “Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state’s religious objections law.” A survey of 12 out-of-state groups indicated that each group decided to move their respective events outside of Indiana due to the controversial law, which opponents claimed discriminated against gays. “We work with a sense of urgency to make sure that Indianapolis tourism and the region’s tourism is healthy,” said Chris Gahl, vice president of marketing and communications for Visit Indy. “Hopefully something will be done at the Statehouse.”

Read at Associated Press