At a press conference today, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that he will not sign the anti-gay religious liberty bill passed by state legislature on Tuesday. Instead, Hutchinson—whose own son signed a petition against the act—asked lawmakers to recall the bill and alter it to make it more similar to a federal one passed in 1993.

"This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial," he said, according to the New York Times. "But these are not ordinary times."

The bill has been compared to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed last week in Indiana, which effectively gives corporations the right to discriminate against LGBT people.

Hutchinson, who had previously expressed support for the bill, also said he may issue an executive order that would make Arkansas "a place of tolerance."

One reason for Hutchinson's change of heart, aside from his son's objection? Walmart, which is headquartered in Arkansas and is one of the states' largest employers, publicly objected to the bill on Tuesday.

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