Gov. Mark Dayton, who had been considering a state government travel ban to Indiana following the uproar over that state's controversial religious freedom law, announced there won't be a travel ban after the Hoosier state clarified the meaning of the law to make clear it does not allow discrimination.  

Opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act said it would allow businesses to deny service to customers on the basis of religious belief, refusing, for instance, to provide flowers for or photography of a gay wedding. 

Indiana business groups and the Republican mayor of Indianapolis denounced the measure, and the Indianapolis Star ran a front page editorial with the headline: "Fix This Now." 

The Indiana Legislature passed a new measure Thursday clarifying the meaning of the law. Gov. Mike Pence asked for the change so the new law "would not create a license to discriminate or to deny services to any individual as its critics have alleged," he said in a statement.

While snubbing Indiana for "not meet(ing) the high standards of equal protection we have enacted in Minnesota," Dayton said a travel ban is no longer necessary.  

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