(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

The backlash over a controversial Indiana law that critics fear could permit discrimination against the gay community continues, as another state passes its own version.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports:

Indiana Governor Mike Pence wants state lawmakers to amend the religious freedom law by the end of the week, but democrats say it's not enough.

Indiana House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says the republican governor is trying to appeal more to social conservatives than social justice.

(Pelath) The governor cannot satisfy them, while also satisfying the demands of the vast majority of the state and the expectations of the rest of the nation."

On Tuesday, Arkansas lawmakers approved a bill similar to Indiana's, and Governor Asa Hutchinson says he plans to sign it into law.

Walmart, based in Arkansas, issued a statement saying he should veto it.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio. 

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