Mike Pence Admits Mistakes in Religious Freedom Controversy

Indiana governor says he will likely work with lawmakers to fix the law.
2:20 | 04/01/15

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Turning to the latest on Indiana's religious freedom law. Mike pence saying he mishandled the situation and pledging to fix the law. ABC's gio Benitez is in Indianapolis with the very latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning, Lara. We're told the fix would make it clear that the law cannot be used to discriminate against anyone and that fix could come as early as today. This morning, a change is coming to the Indiana religious freedom law that sparks national fury and the governor back-tracking. I've come to the conclusion it would be helpful to move legislation this week that makes it clear that this law does not give businesses a right to deny services to anyone. Reporter: This just two days after his fiery exchange with George. Do you think it should be legal in the state of Indiana to discriminate against gays or lesbians? George -- It's a yes or no question. I could have handled that better this weekend. Reporter: This morning the governor finally answering George's question. What do you say now were. I don't support discrimination against gays or lesbians or anyone else. So no? No, I don't support discrimination. Reporter: A governmental interhit may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion. In other words, arguments based on religion could be strengthened in court but because Indiana does not have a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual orientation it could protect business owners who deny service to day and lesbian customers. Clearly there's been misunderstanding and confusion and mischaracterization of this law. Reporter: The governor telling reporters Tuesday the law was triggered in part by obamacare and hobby lobby supreme court case and saying that forcing family owned companies to pay for contraception through insurance violated federal religious freedom laws. The ncaa now days away from the final four tournament held here in weekend encouraged by the coming fix to the law. But the proof is in the pudding. We'll have to wait and see what really transpires in the legislature this week. Reporter: Critics want to see the law repealed entirely saying the fix might not be enough. Meanwhile, in Arkansas a similar bill just passed. The governor there could sign it into law today, Lara. All right, gio, we'll be watching. Now to Amy with the

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