Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Arkansas governor seeks changes in religious freedom bill

By Associated Press

Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday urged state lawmakers to change a controversial religious freedom bill sent to his desk a day earlier, in the face of criticism that it could allow businesses and others to discriminate based on sexual orientation. Hutchinson had initially said he planned to sign the bill but backed off as his state, overnight, became the new focal point of a nationwide backlash over such legislation. During a press conference in the state capital of Little Rock, Hutchinson said he wants to strike the "right balance." [link]