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Indiana Chamber of Commerce on SB 101
Cameron Carter, the Indiana Chamber's vice president of economic development and federal relations. "We believe if (SB 101) passes, it's going to be a litigation nightmare.
"We believe Indiana doesn't need this when there already is federal protection on the books," Carter added.
The Indiana Chamber op>poses SB 101 because of the costs associated with it, Carter said. The actual cost of dealing with the discrimination lawsuits many believe will arise if the state law passes the legislation is the obvious concern, but the chamber also worries about the cost of lost opportunities if Indiana is perceived as a less-welcoming place for people with a variety of religious beliefs — or none at all.
"We think it could damage the Indiana brand, if you will," Carter said.
Indy Star, March 6, 2015