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Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a religious freedom bill, saying it would permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Clinton's appeal via Twitter came shortly before Hutchinson announced that he would not sign the bill in its current form, asking state lawmakers to make changes to it instead.

Clinton also spoke out last week against a similar bill signed into law in Indiana by Gov. Mike Pence, who said Tuesday that he is asking for "clarifications" to the bill amid criticism from major businesses.

Major GOP 2016 candidates, including Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, have expressed support for the Indiana law.