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Why Arkansas governor reversed his stand on religious freedom bill
Why Arkansas governor reversed his stand on religious freedom bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday had been expected to sign his state’s version of legislation billed as a religious freedom measure, despite complaints that it could lead to discrimination, especially against gays and lesbians. But all of that changed by Wednesday morning amid a fusillade of opposition that included Wal-Mart, the state’s biggest employer, and even the governor’s own son. The governor, who said he would not sign the bill and asked lawmakers to change it, acted with an eye on the furor that has rocked Indiana, where the governor and state lawmakers have been under sharp attack from business leaders and civil rights groups that say the...

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