LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State lawmakers in Arkansas are poised to enact a law similar to the one that has brought so much controversy in Indiana - the religious objections law.

A final vote could come today in the state House on a proposal to ban state and local governments from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" reason.

Critics say the laws are a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

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