Apple, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, and others have signed on to a statement denouncing such legislation as 'bad for business.'
The bill got final approval from state legislators today, putting the focus on Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who has previously promised to sign the legislation.
The revived bill just needs a House vote and the governor's promised signature to become law.
A so-called 'license to discriminate' bill has died in Arkansas, but similar ones remain pending in numerous other states.
Conway, Ark., became the state's second LGBT-affirming city Tuesday, but the fate of the town's nondiscrimination policy is uncertain in the wake of a statewide antigay law approved the same day.
'My brother has a vote, but I have a voice,' Donald Collins wrote of his brother, Rep. Charlie Collins, in an open letter.
A private attorney has filed a lawsuit seeking state recognition for the estimated 600 same-sex couples who were legally wed during Arkansas's brief equality window last May.