Indiana, Arkansas Governors Sign 'Religious Freedom' Clarifications into Law

Opponents said laws allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT community.

Pence said in a statement that “resolving this controversy, making clear that every person feels welcome and respected in our state is best for Indiana."

"Over the past week, this law has become a subject of great misunderstanding and controversy across our state and nation," the governor said. "However we got here, we are where we are, and it is important that our state take action to address the concerns that have been raised and move forward."

In Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a new version of a bill sent to him earlier this week, saying it recognizes that "we have a diverse workforce and a diverse culture." Hutchinson had said he wanted it revised to more closely mirror a 1993 federal law.

The Associated Press and ABC News' Chris Good contributed to this story.