Washington • Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday pressed Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a religious objections bill in her former home state, warning it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays and lesbians.
Clinton offered her views on Twitter shortly before Hutchinson spoke to reporters about a bill similar to an Indiana measure that has drawn fierce resistance from Democrats and business groups. Critics say the recently signed Indiana law is designed to protect businesses and individuals who do not want to serve gays and lesbians.
In Arkansas, Hutchinson urged the state legislature to either recall the bill or make changes to more closely resemble a 1993 federal religious freedom law signed by former President Bill Clinton. Hutchinson had previously said he would sign the Arkansas bill.