One of Alabama's most famous gay natives, Apple CEO Tim Cook, had urged the state to adopt such protections, but the bill is moved to the trash for now.
Some LGBT icons and past Advocate cover stars were honored in Time's 100 Most Influential People list.
Mike Pence is supposed to be a fiscally minded conservative, but he nearly screwed his state over royally. He should take some cues from Apple's out CEO.
The revived bill just needs a House vote and the governor's promised signature to become law.
The economy will be damaged in places where license to discriminate laws move forward, he warns.
Apple's $18 billion profit for its most recent quarter is the largest reported by any public company in history.