HB 1228 Passes House, Heads To Governor’s Desk

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - HB 1228 passed the Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, and it is now headed for Governor Asa Hutchinson's desk for signature.

If signed by Gov. Hutchinson, it could make Arkansas the second state to pass religious protections in 2015. He said publicly that if it made it to his desk, he would sign it.

The bill would prevent state and local governments from infringing upon someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" interest. Opponents of the measure say it will allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.

To read the full story on our affiliate station's website KTHV - Channel 11, click here.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.