Pence said he had come to the conclusion that it will be helpful to move legislation this week to amend the law to make it clear that it does not give businesses the right to deny services to anyone.

The governor also said:

— This legislation was intended to ensure the vitality of religious liberty in this state.

— Clearly, he said, there’s been misunderstanding and confusion and mischaracterization about the potential impact of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

— Pence said he has been working around the clock, talking to people around the state and nation, and “we’ve been listening.”