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Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana
Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

The Arkansas Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that critics charge could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians in the name of religious beliefs. The passage came hours after Indiana’s governor promised a legislative fix for that state’s version of the bill, which has led to a national uproar and some boycotts. Arkansas' Religious Freedom Restoration Act now heads to the desk of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a moderate Republican, who has said he will sign it into law. Opponents, including retail giant Wal-Mart, called on him to veto the bill.  If the governor signs the legislation, Arkansas would become the 21st state to enact a version...

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