The Arkansas House on Tuesday gave its final approval to a bill which supporters say protects religious freedom but critics argue targets the LGBT community.

The measure, HB 1228, seeks to prohibit any state and local laws that “substantially burden” a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs without a “compelling” interest. The bill defines a “person” to include a company or association.

The measure now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has pledged his signature.

The bill is similar to the one that has drawn national attention in Indiana.

Critics argue that in the absence of protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity both bills open the door to discrimination against members of the LGBT community.

Arkansas' measure cleared its final legislative hurdle on the same day that Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence said he wanted a “fix” to his state's bill on his desk within a week.

(Related: Mike Pence calls for “fix” to “religious freedom” bill; remains opposed to LGBT protections.)