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    Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called on the state legislature to recall or amend a measure billed as a religious freedom measure to make it mirror a federal version passed in 1993.

    Mr. Hutchinson, a Republican, said he understood how divided the state and the country was over same-sex marriage and religious freedom — his own son, Seth, had asked him to veto the bill, which critics say could allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against gay men and lesbians.
    First I was going to sign it then I want it changed.
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    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

    Dumb. Politically understandable, given the insane people screaming right now, but dumb. If you bow down to idiots, you only encourage them.
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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

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    Dumb. Politically understandable, given the insane people screaming right now, but dumb. If you bow down to idiots, you only encourage them.
    He probably wants it air tight.
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    There are some major differences between the Indiana law and the Fed law. Anyone who looks at the 2 objectively can see the big differences. But Hutchinson makes a great point about another big difference between how the issue was looked at in 1993 compared to today.

    “This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial,” Mr. Hutchinson said. “But these are not ordinary times.”
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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He probably wants it air tight.
    He should have thought of that earlier eh.
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    The shooter was later found to be white.

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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    He should have thought of that earlier eh.
    Why, is there a rush?
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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

    Good on his son and good on him.
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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

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    Why, is there a rush?
    He is backing up so fast he ran into himself.
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    The shooter was later found to be white.

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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    He is backing up so fast he ran into himself.
    You are welcome to provide a source for that conjecture.
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    Re: Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Contentious Religious Freedom Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Dumb. Politically understandable, given the insane people screaming right now, but dumb. If you bow down to idiots, you only encourage them.
    Exactly, that is how this and other laws like this came about. Lawmakers bowing...
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