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Indiana governor: 'We're not going to change this law'
March 29, 2015 16:22 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.

Pence appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the measure he signed last week prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.

The Republican did not answer directly when asked at least six times whether it would be legal for a business to refuse to serve gay customers.

Pence said the law is "about empowering people to confront government overreach."

He also said if lawmakers send him a bill to clarify the law's intent, he'll look at it, but was adamant that "We're not going to change this law."

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