Governor of Arkansas Refuses to Sign State's Religious Freedom Bill

Governor says his own son was among those who signed a petition urging him to veto the bill.
1:53 | 04/02/15

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Transcript for Governor of Arkansas Refuses to Sign State's Religious Freedom Bill
Linsey, thank you. Now, to that law in Indiana. The governor calling for change now to the law after critics claim the law opened the door to discrimination against gays. Well, tonight, another governor now in the cross hairs, this one from Arkansas, saying he won't sign his state's bill after his own son urged him not to. ABC's gio Benitez on this again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the governor of Arkansas refusing to sign the state's newly passed religious freedom bill, demanding action. I asked that changes be made in the legislation and I've asked that the leaders of the general assembly to recall the bill. Shame on you! Reporter: After mounting pressure from critics who argue, the bill would pave the way for discrimination against gays and lesbians. Walmart, one of the state's largest employ years, urging a veto. Tonight, tweeting, it commends the decision. The governor calling the issue divisive across generations. Even in his own family. My son, Seth, signed the petition asking me, dad, the governor, to veto this bill. Reporter: Hutchinson perhaps preventing the heated debate we've seen in Indiana. After governor Mike pence signed a similar religious freedom bill into law, then called for a fix. Tonight, officials say they are working to amend the law so it can't be used to discriminate. Police say one pizza shop inundated by threats after admitting it would deny service to some same sex couples. If a gay couple was to come in, say they wanted us to provide them pizzas for a wedding, we would have to say no. Reporter: Here at the Indiana state capital, ledge slay tomorrows are hopeful they can come up with a fix by tomorrow. It will have to be voted on, but the governor wants to sign it into law before the final four this weekend. David? Gio Benitez, thank you.

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