Arkansas, Indiana Legislatures Work To Fix Religious Freedom Law

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he won’t sign his state’s religious freedom law until there are changes to the bill’s language. The governor was originally expected to sign the law as is, but after backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, he wants legislatures to either recall the proposal or include measures making it more similar to the federal religious freedom law signed in 1993.

Earlier this week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana made similar statements after critics said his bill would openly sanction discrimination for gays and lesbians, and his legislature is still trying to figure things out.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York with the latest developments.

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