Governor Arkansas refused to sing Controversial religious Bill
WASHINGTON(ZM) Finally Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) declared on Wednesday that he would not favour and sign a controversial religious freedom act into law. He asked the state legislature to amend the bill in the wake of criticism with purpose of facilitation discrimination against LGBT citizens and other groups.
Hutchinson expressed in the press conference that he was seeking in federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. Earlier, he had promised to sign the legislation but astonishingly announcement came a day after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) was forced to defend a similar law in his state. After facing a national firestorm, Pence called on Tuesday for new legislation that would clarify that his law does not grant businesses the right to deny services to anyone.