Actor and LGBT activist George Takei has called for a boycott of Indiana, including GenCon, the world’s largest gaming convention, in response to the Religious Freedom law enacted today.
“I am outraged that Gov. Pence would sign such a divisive measure into law. He has made it clear that LGBT couples, like Brad and me, are now unwelcome in his state. The notion that this bill was not driven by animus against our community is belied by the record and frankly insulting. I will join many in demanding that socially responsible companies withdraw their business, conferences and support from his state and that LGBTs and our friends and supporters refuse to visit or do business with Indiana. It is a sad day for the Hoosier state, and indeed for the many good people of Indiana, for whom this law now stands as a terrible blight upon that state’s reputation.”
The fact that Indiana’s Governor has done this illustrates a fundamental point about settling for rights.
Rights are only as good as the work people are willing to do to protect them.